Successful Management of Complex Pediatric and Neonatal Wounds With Methylene Blue and Gentian Violet Foam Dressings

Vita Boyar, MD


Wounds. 2021;33(10):253-259. 

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To the author's knowledge, this is the first case series describing the use of MB/GV foams in neonatal and pediatric patients with various wounds. Pediatric wounds, especially neonatal wounds, have unique needs and challenges. By using MB/GV foams, the present author found the following advantages: enhanced debridement, adequate antimicrobial coverage, appropriate granulation tissue support, and superior edge cell stimulation. Caregivers thought that the dressings were comfortable and easy to apply and remove. No local or systemic side effects were noted. In summary, the MB/GV foam dressings fulfilled many aspects of appropriate wound management and supported successful wound healing. These results support MB/GV dressings as a safe alternative for antibacterial and debridement management in neonatal and pediatric patients.