Keragel®

Wound Healing With Keragel®


1What is Keragel®?
Keragel® is a thick wound-healing gel available by prescription that is clinically proven to help heal wounds. Keragel® delivers pharmaceutical-grade Replicine™ Bioactive Keratin to wounds and burns and provides moisture, which helps in healing.

 

2How does Keragel® work?
Through a unique manufacturing technology developed by Molecular Biologicals, a bioactive molecule is isolated and extracted from sheep’s wool in its complete form. This bioactivity is an important factor for healing wounds.
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3How do wounds heal?
When you experience a wound on part of your body, it goes through specific and complex stages. This is known as the “cascade of healing”. It is divided into 4 phases: Hemostasis (stopping the bleeding), Inflammatory (swelling), Proliferative (regrowth of tissue), and Maturation (scar formation). View Our How Wounds Heal Video.

 

4What type of wounds does Keragel® help heal?

Keragel® is designed for acute and chronic superficial and partial-thickness wounds with dry to medium exudate (oozing or fluid coming from the wound), such as:

  • Venous leg ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Skin graft donor sites
  • Sunburns
  • First- and second-degree burns

 

5Are there any side effects?
No side effects have been reported with Keragel®. This product should not be used in patients with sensitivity to keratin or any of the excipients.

 


Ask your doctor if Keragel® is right for you. Click here to print out information about this product and bring it with you to your next doctor’s visit. link to printable PDF




How to Apply Keragel®

The following instructions are provided as guidelines for use based on clinical experience. You should always follow the instructions of your doctor or nurse for how to use these products. Keragel® should not be used in patients with sensitivity to keratin or any of its active ingredients. If you have any questions, please ask your doctor or nurse.


1. & 2. Cleanse and Dry

Clean and dry the wound using a sterile technique, including washing hands and using clean gloves. Make sure that the skin surrounding the wound is also dry.


3. Sanitize

Sanitize the piercer on the pierce cap of the tube by wiping with alcohol wipes or sanitizer gel.


4. Unscrew Cap

Unscrew the cap, invert it, and use the piercer to break the seal in the nozzle of the tube.


5. Apply

Use sterile gauze to apply a 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch layer of Keragel® directly to the wound, covering the entire wound surface. Apply as many times per day as directed by your doctor or nurse.


6. Cover (optional)

Some wounds may be best left uncovered, whereas other wounds may need to be covered with a sterile, non-adherent dressing. If you are unsure, ask your doctor or nurse.


Recommended Care

1. Ensure Optional Dressing is Non-Adherent

Keragel® is sticky immediately after application. 1 minute after application, you will notice the gel isn’t shiny and therefore not sticky. If application of a dressing is needed, ensure the dressing is non-adherent.


2. Inspect Daily

Inspect the wound daily or as indicated by a doctor or nurse.


3. Cleanse Regularly and Reapply

For wounds that appear dry, more gel should be applied to the area. Wounds should be cleansed regularly and new gel applied.


Storage

Keragel® should be stored in dry conditions between 32 degrees and 95 degrees Farenheit.