Gold Dust Powder

Gold Dust™ is a hydrophilic polymer capable of absorbing large amounts of exudate and retaining the exudate in the matrix even under high pressures. Gold Dust™ can absorb up to 100x its own water weight and is therefore indicated to manage heavy drainage. The dry form can be pre-mixed to a paste/gel for use on moderately exudating wounds.

Directions for Use

To be used for heavily or moderately exudating wounds only.
One packet will make one fluid ounce when mixed with 30 cc of water.

Heavily exudating wounds

  1. Clean the wound as per protocol.
  2. Sprinkle a layer of Gold Dust™ to generously cover the wound area.
    Note: Product will absorb 100 times its own water weight, therefore it may not be necessary to use the entire contents of this package.
  3. Once the product interacts with the wound exudate, the powder will turn into a gel.
  4. Cover the wound with a non-adherent dressing* and secure with tape or elastic bandage.
  5. Change the dressing when saturated with exudate. Gold Dust™ may be flushed from the wound using saline or irrigation system.*

* We recommend Manuka Health’s Wound Dressing with Manuka Honey.

Moderately exudating wounds

  1. Clean the wound as per protocol.
  2. Mix packet contents (3g) into 30cc of water, mix rapidly.
  3. Fill the wound cavity with the “gel” from step two.
  4. Cover the wound with a non-adherent dressing and secure with tape or elastic bandage.

Caution: When managing moderately exudating wounds, one must pre-moisten the Gold Dust™ granules to form a gel (follow the directions provided) to avoid over-drying the tissue. Because of the high absorption capacity of the product, even the Gold Dust™ as a pre-moistened gel may cause a burning or stinging sensation for the patient. Often the pain will go away after 10 to 30 minutes. However, in some cases additional measures must be used to prevent or reduce this burning from occurring. Method to reduce the problem is wet the tissue with a small amount of water. In some cases, the Gold Dust™ must be removed, especially for the patients with a low degree of pain tolerance.

Consult your physician if signs of infection occur: redness, swelling, fever.