A visiting nurse suggested Collagenase Santyl Ointment for a patient who had chronic leg ulcers. I had never heard of this chronic wound care product before, so I decided to do some research on it. It turns out Santyl Ointment is a prescription medication that removes dead skin from chronic surface wounds. Dead skin buildup interferes with the healing process.
The ointment is prescribed for many kinds of chronic wound care: diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, and areas that have been severely burned.
How to use Santyl Ointment:
- Clean the affected area.
- Apply the amount of ointment instructed by your doctor.
- Cover the area with a clean gauze bandage.
What is Collagenase SANTYL Ointment? Collagenase SANTYL Ointment. http://www.santyl.com/. Accessed June 30, 2016.