Exu-Dry Anti-Sheer Absorbent Wound Dressing

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EXU-DRY ™ is a one-piece wound dressing made up of multiple layers.


  • Outer Layer - High density polyethylene
  • Inner Layers - Highly absorbent rayon/cellulose blend
  • Anti Shear Layer - High density polyethylene
  • Wound Contact Layer - High density polyethylene


  • EXU DRY ™ is a unique one-piece wound dressing designed to cover the wound with reduced friction, save nursing time and lower total dressing costs. EXU DRY ™ replaces non-adherent dressings, gauze and abdominal pads.
  • Non-adherent to the wound, EXU DRY ™ is more comfortable for patients during and between dressing changes. EXU DRY ™'s Anti Shear Layer helps reduce shearing thus may help protect fragile granulation tissue. EXU DRY ™'s one-piece, multi-layer sealed construction eliminates frayed edges, loose threads and linting. EXU DRY ™ minimizes disruption to new granulation tissue.
  • Highly absorbent, EXU DRY ™ helps reduce the risk of maceration and irritation to the wound and surrounding tissue. EXU DRY ™ wicks away drainage from the wound into the entire dressing, reducing the frequency of dressing changes.
  • Non-occlusive, soft and pliable, EXU DRY ™ is available in a wide range of sizes and shapes to accommodate virtually any wound or body contour. Because EXU DRY ™ is permeable and non-occlusive, it can be used as a wet or dry dressing on clean or contaminated wounds.
  • EXU DRY ™ is compatible with most topical agents, liquids and creams.


Indicated for exudate absorption and the management of partial to full-thickness wounds. Some typical wounds are:

  • Ulcers (venous, arterial, diabetic)
  • Pressure sores
  • Donor sites
  • Surgical incisions
  • Surgical excisions
  • Burns (1st and 2nd degree)


  • During the body's normal healing process, unnecessary material is removed from the wound which will make the wound appear larger after the first few dressing changes. If the wound continues to get larger after the first few dressing changes, consult an appropriate healthcare professional.
  • Should any signs of irritation (redness, swelling, increased burning sensation), maceration (over-hydration of the skin), hyper-granulation (excess tissue) or sensitivity (allergic reactions) appear, discontinue use and consult an appropriate healthcare professional.

Instructions for Use:

Step 1
Using a full absorbency EXU-DRY ™ dressing, select a size slightly larger than the wound

Step 2
Place onto wound.

Step 3
EXU-DRY ™ dressings may be used as a Wet or Dry dressing:

  1. Dry: a variety of topical agents may be applied directly on the wound or buttered on to the dressing.
  2. Wet: submerge in liquid topical agent and gently squeeze out (do not ring out) excess fluid.
  3. Secondary dressing: May be used in combination with other products (calcium alginates, gels, foams, etc.) that have been used to pack a wound.

Step 4
Good Wound Contact is Essential: Secure in place with HYPAFIX ™ tape (window pane) or use a light wrap of roll gauze.

Step 5
We recommend daily dressing changes per your institutions protocols.

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Manufacturer Smith & Nephew
Brand Smith & Nephew
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