How it Works

Powder + Pressure = Instant Scab.

WoundSeal® Powder is composed of a hydrophilic, or water-loving, polymer and potassium ferrate. When the powder is poured onto a bleeding wound, the hydrophilic polymer instantly dehydrates the blood by absorbing only the plasma or liquid portion of the blood stacking the blood solids beneath the powder.

Simultaneously the potassium ferrate dissolves, releasing iron that agglomerates (binds together) the blood solids to create an occlusive seal.

As manual pressure is applied to the powder, the seal is pushed into contact with the wound. The natural glue-like nature of drying blood adheres the seal to the wound and surrounding skin. The occlusive seal, that has formed in seconds, stops further bleeding or oozing. Blood solids continue to stack beneath the seal, strengthening it. The natural clotting process proceeds below the seal.

WoundSeal can be used on humans and animals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is WoundSeal Powder and how does it work? +

    WoundSeal Powder is a non-prescription topical powder. The ingredients are a hydrophilic polymer and potassium ferrate. In combination with manual pressure to the wound, the powder quickly forms a strong scab that completely covers the wound and stops the bleeding. WoundSeal Powder is not a vasoconstrictor or a cauterizing agent, is not biologically derived and is non-toxic.
  • Can WoundSeal Powder be used on animals? +

    Yes. It may be used on humans and animals.
  • On what type of wounds can I apply WoundSeal Powder and How is it removed? +

    Use WoundSeal Powder on external wounds that have blood, such as cuts, skin tears and avulsions. If sutures are required, the protective scab that forms may be removed by a medical professional by soaking it with saline solution and gently scraping it off. The powder must be totally irrigated off the wound prior to applying sutures.
  • Does WoundSeal Powder cauterize or burn the skin? +

    No. WoundSeal is a powder wound dressing that works by combining with blood and forming an instant, protective seal/scab. It is not a cauterizing agent and doesn't burn or damage tissue.
  • Can WoundSeal Powder cause allergic reactions? +

    The product is hypoallergenic. No allergic reactions have been reported.
  • How do I apply WoundSeal Powder? +

    After pouring the WoundSeal Powder onto the wound, apply pressure with your fingers for 30 seconds to ensure the powder combines with the blood to create a protective scab. If there is no further bleeding, gently dust off any excess powder without disturbing the scab. The scab will fall off on its own when the wound has healed.
  • How much WoundSeal Powder should I apply? +

    Apply as much WoundSeal Powder as it takes to completely cover the wound and any blood around it. Ensure that there is a layer of dry powder on the top of the wound before applying pressure.
  • How large of a wound can I treat? +

    Generally, one application of WoundSeal Powder should be enough to cover a 2 inch laceration; however, if the blood flow is significant, an additional application may be needed.
  • Will there be any discomfort when using WoundSeal Powder? +

    For wounds with ample blood present there should be no discomfort. However, for wounds like abrasions, where there is little blood present, a temporary warming sensation might be felt depending on the location and severity of the wound.
  • Should I wash the WoundSeal Powder off after the blood flow has stopped? +

    No, it is important to keep the protective scab clean and dry until it has hardened (usually in one to two hours). Once the seal/scab has hardened, the treated area can get wet or submerged in water (i.e. swimming.)
  • Do I need to remove the protective scab? +

    No, the protective scab will fall off naturally.
  • Do I need to cover the wound to protect it? +

    You can cover the wound if desired, but the scab will allow nothing into the wound, including germs and dirt.
  • Can WoundSeal Powder be applied along with other creams or ointments? +

    No, it is recommended to apply WoundSeal Powder without the use of creams or ointments.
  • I only used half a dispenser. Can I save the rest? +

    No, the powder is moisture sensitive. Once it is exposed to air, it must be used or discarded.
  • Does WoundSeal have a shelf life? +

    WoundSeal has a shelf life of 2 1/2 years from the date of packaging. The expiration date is listed on each unit/package.
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