Wound Seal Powder: FSA Eligibility
Under IRC 213(d)(1), "medical care includes amounts paid for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, or for the purpose of affecting any structure or function of the body." This includes medical equipment and devices.
What is WoundSeal Powder and how does it work?
WoundSeal Powder is a non-prescription topical powder with the ingredients hydrophilic polymer and potassium ferrate. When the powder is poured onto a bleeding wound, the hydrophilic polymer instantly dehydrates the blood, absorbing only the plasma or liquid portion of the blood and stacking the blood solids beneath the powder. The potassium ferrate also dissolves, releasing iron that binds the blood solids together to create a seal (Biolife).
Apply in combination with manual pressure to the wound, completely covering the wound and stopping the bleeding.
Can I apply WoundSeal Powder on any type of wound?
Apply on external wounds that have blood, such as cuts, skin tears and avulsions. If sutures (stitches) are required, the protective scab that forms may need to be removed by a medical professional. Generally, one application of the powder should be enough to cover a 2-inch laceration.
How do I apply WoundSeal Powder?
After pouring the WoundSeal Powder onto the wound, apply pressure with your fingers for 30 seconds. Gently dust off any excess powder without disturbing the scab. Apply as much WoundSeal Powder as it takes to completely cover the wound and any blood around it. Ensure that there is a layer of dry powder on the top of the wound before applying pressure.
Are there any other items of note with using WoundSeal Powder?
WoundSeal Powder does not depend on the blood's natural clotting mechanisms to be effective, so it will still work on people who bleed easily. It will not cauterize or burn the skin and is hypoallergenic. For wounds with ample blood present you should feel no discomfort. However, for wounds like abrasions, where there is little blood present, a temporary warming sensation might be felt.
Do not wash the WoundSeal Powder off after the blood flow has stopped as it is important to keep the protective scab clean and dry until it has hardened. WoundSeal has a shelf life of 2 1/2 years from the date of packaging.