C-Gel Calcium Gel is used in the treatment of skin burns caused by Hydrofluoric acid to prevent the extraction of calcium from the wound reducing burn damage to the bone deep tissue.
The advice is for responsive patients exposed to hydrofluoric acid, immediate decontamination is critical.
- Even relatively low strength hydrofluoric acid is toxic and has the potential to cause serious tissue damage and death when contaminated individuals are not treated swiftly
- C-Gel is a high performance calcium gluconate gel. C-Gel combines with and neutralises the fluoride ion present in HF acid. This helps to prevent pain and tissue damage caused by HF acid whilst a patient is in transit to hospital.