Iodosorb® absorbs wound drainage and decreases the bacteria in the wound.

Iodosorb® comes as a gel or pad (Iodoflex®).

Wound Care Instructions

  • Wash wound with soap and water.

  • Rinse well.

  • Pat dry.

  • Apply 1/8” Iodosorb® gel or Iodoflex® pad onto the wound bed.

  • Cover the wound with dry gauze.

Change the dressing and gel or pad every 3 days or when the gel turns from brownish/orange to yellow/gray.

Signs of Infection

Please call the Burn and Wound Clinic if you have any of these signs or symptoms:

  • Increased redness (over 1 inch in width) and swelling.

  • Foul smelling drainage or pus around the wound..

  • Flu-like symptoms (fever more than 101.5 F, chills, nausea or vomiting, muscle aches).

  • Increased pain.

Who to Call

Burn and Wound Clinic
Monday – Friday
8 AM – 5 PM

If you have urgent questions or needs after hours or on weekends, call the Burn Unit Nurses at (608) 263-1490 or call
(608) 262-2122 and ask to have the Burn resident paged.

If you have non urgent questions or needs after hours or on weekends, please leave a message for the General Surgery triage nurse at (608) 264-8040.

Toll free- 1-800-323-8942.

If you are a patient receiving care at UnityPoint – Meriter, Swedish American or a health system outside of UW Health, please use the phone numbers provided in your discharge instructions for any questions or concerns.