A dressing is a germ-free pad or bandage useful on a wound to aid healing and guard the wound from further damage. A dressing is designed to be in direct contact with the wound, as distinguished from a bandage, which is most often used to hold a dressing in place. There are a number of different dressings and techniques available for managing wounds. The majority of wounds in children are acute trauma or surgical wounds. The primary aim of the dressings is to reduce pain, to apply compression for hemorrhage or venous stasis, to immobilise an injured body part, to protect the wound and surrounding tissue to promote maximum wound healing. A doctor or a general physician will examine the wound and determine what is necessary to keep it free from complications and to assist with healing. The dressing options will also depend on where the wound is, how large it is and other related factors, and include Hydrocolloid dressing, Hydrogel dressing, Alginate wound dressing, Collagen dressing, etc. Whether it's a minor cut or a major incision, it's crucial to take care of the wound properly. Part of the process includes wounds care dressings. Dry dressings are gauze pads that lie under rolled gauze and tape – and the category also includes your standard bandages. Keeping the wound area moist is very important in certain types of wound care. For wounds that need this, particularly wounds that need to be debrided, sometimes providers will use wet-to-dry dressings. This involves soaking gauze or cotton in saline and putting it on the wound.