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Curad Silver Bandages



What is it used for?

Curad Silver bandages are used to more effectively cover small cuts, burns, and infection.


What's nano about it?

Curad uses silver nanoparticles woven into threads threads that are placed within the bandage's central pad.


How does it work?

Silver (Ag) is a natural antimicrobial agent. The silver must be in contact with the cut or burn to work effectively. No antimicrobial ointment should be used as it will interfere with the silver's antimicrobial properties. Silver interferes with bacterial growth by disrupting the cell membrane, binding to the DNA of cells, and blocking the metabolism of the bacteria. Because silver uses multiple means to fight the bacteria, it is difficult for the bacteria to become resistant.




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