LQD® is proven to help wounds heal – regardless of whether you have a chronic wound, a secondary wound healing problem or any other wound. Just contact us or ask your doctor for advice on how LQD® can help you.
LQD® can be used for the treatment of chronic wounds (such as leg ulcers), secondary wound healing disorders, acute wounds and burn wounds (1st and 2nd degree or epidermal and superficial partial thickness burns).
LQD® wound membrane is suitable for the treatment of chronic wounds (leg ulcers, post-operative wound healing problems, diabetic foot syndrome, tumour wounds, bed sores, etc.). Thanks to the innovative spray application, it can also be applied to wounds that are difficult to reach (fistula tracts and wound pockets). LQD® is also compatible with all standard wound fillers for deep wounds with or without loculation. It is also used for special wounds like peristomal skin conditions, PEG, drainages and many other types of wounds. Contact us if you would like to know whether LQD® can help one of your wound patients, too.
LQD® is not fully effective if applied to heavily exuding wounds. Heavy fibrin coatings and necrotic tissue must be removed (debridement) before treatment with LQD®.
Through its physical properties, LQD® is an effective natural product made of chitosan. Chitin is part of the exoskeleton of insects and crustaceans. It protects their shells. The medical processing of this natural substance to form chitosan offers outstanding properties for healing wounds. Its mode of action was known to Native Americans. They intuitively used the wound-healing properties of chitosan by sprinkling the pulverised shells of crustaceans on injuries to help the healing process. The mode of action is based solely the positive charge of chitosan. More information can be found here.
Before using it for the first time, pump the spray nozzle about 5 times until it emits a uniform mist. The system is then ready for each subsequent use.
Clean your wound properly before applying LQD®. When you use a spray bottle of LQD® for the first time, the first five sprays do not contain any solution as the liquid must first be pumped up to the spray nozzle. You should spray from a distance of approx. 10 cm from the wound. Hold the bottle vertically to the wound so the mist is applied evenly to the wound. The wound should be in a horizontal position as far as is possible. Spray several times evenly onto the wound until it is completely covered. For the application to be successful, you should let the solution dry for at least two minutes so that the membrane is able to form on the surface of the wound. You can then cover the wound with any standard secondary dressing depending on the condition of the wound.
As a sprayable wound dressing, LQD® requires an exposure time of at least two minutes for the thin solid membrane to form. Only then can you be sure that it will not be absorbed when applying a secondary dressing.
LQD® can be self-applied or applied by a family member or friend. However, we recommend that you see your doctor or a wound therapist for professional wound care.
LQD® can be used as a primary wound dressing for each change of dressing.
LQD® has been available to patients since 2013. There is no known intolerance to other care products to date. This is because LQD® is biocompatible. Therefore, it is unlikely for intolerance to occur. Still, we cannot entirely rule out the possibility of intolerance.
There are no known negative interactions between chitosan and other medical products to date. Intolerance reactions cannot, however, be ruled out completely.
LQD® is not fully effective if used with hydrogels or hydrocolloid dressings.
The membrane is removed the next time you clean the wound, e.g. during the next dressing change.
After opening, LQD® can be stored at room temperature (15 to 25°C) with its protective cap. LQD® has a shelf life of twelve weeks after opening.
No. LQD® can be prescribed but can also be purchased and used without prescription.
You can continue with your usual wound care schedule as before. Simply apply LQD® onto the wound after cleaning the wound/debridement as a primary wound dressing and wait for at least two minutes until the membrane has formed. LQD® is compatible with all standard wound dressings and wound fillers.
There are no known contraindications to date
LQD® should be stored upright and at room temperature with the lid on the bottle.
After opening, LQD® must be used within twelve weeks. The special spray head system stops the spray opening becoming clogged and keeps the contents sterile. Depending on the wound condition, each bottle can be used for 50 to 60 treatments. The bottle is transparent so you can always see how much is left.
LQD® is equipped with an innovative sterile filter in the spray head. It prevents any contamination of the contents after opening.
You can continue with your usual wound care schedule as before. Just apply LQD® onto the wound after wound cleaning/debridement as a primary wound dressing and wait for at least two minutes until the membrane has formed. Then you can continue as before. LQD® is compatible with all standard wound dressings and wound fillers.
Yes, LQD® can be used on all ages.
You can contact us by phone during our office hours, Monday to Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., on: +44 (0)1737 243 407 or by email at: email@example.com. The LQD® team is happy to provide detailed answers to any questions you may have. In severe cases, however, patients should contact a doctor without delay.
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