Hello all, I am interested in something I just received in an email regarding NOT using Xeroform around a stoma or mucus fistula. I should also mention I work in a NICU (Neonatal ICU).
The writer said that there is a drying agent in it and thus it should not be used on stomas. I understand that the "yellow" color is 3% Bismuth Tribromophenate which is used in "light exudating wounds" per the Kendall site. I've used Xeroform for so many wounds over the years, burns, graft sites, around chest tubes, and around fistulas/ostomies and never thought about the "drying" property of Xeroform. Our Pediatric surgeons place it around stomas/fistulas (that look not the "cleanest" or that are on patients that are already infected) regularly.
Do any of you certified wound nurses/wound experts in this board have any reference material I can read regarding this? Either to support the position Xeroform NOT be used on ostomy/mucus fistula sites, or to support it's use? I have trolled the net and cannot find anything either way. 3% Bismuth Tribromophenate