External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing

Wound and Burn Gel (Wund- und Brandgel) Skin Application

Kind of substance

Wund- und Brandgel (wound and burn gel WALA)

Guiding principle

Soothes the reddened skin after irradiation

Indications

  • Allergic, hyperergic skin diseases
  • Ulcers and Abrasions
  • Skin redness after irradiation (see example case)
  • Insect bites
  • Sunburn
  • First and second degree burns

Instructions

Materials
Unsterile gauze compress the size of the skin redness

Instructions

  • Apply the gel directly to the skin as thick as the back of a knife and cover with non-sterile gauze
  • Leave on for 10 minutes or longer; during this time the gel will be absorbed by the skin and the gauze can be removed

Evidence
Well-proven in many patients
Dosage
2–3 x daily; repeat application several times as required
Onset of effect
Immediate
Length of therapy
2 days (example case), or until there is an improvement
Other recommended therapies
Be aware of intolerances

Instructions to download

Case example

A 43-year-old female patient with ovarian carcinoma had locally tense and reddened skin after irradiation. Redness and tension were reduced immediately after the compress was applied. The moist dressing reinforced the cooling effect of the wound and burn gel.
There were no side effects. After two days the redness and tension were eliminated. The patient reported that the treatment felt beneficial.
GZ

Author

Red., GZ