Gauze is a common component in field kits and can be used as both a dressing and bandage by cutting off pieces to fit over the wound as a dressing, leaving the rest to form the bandage. A gauze roll works well on tricky areas like the head and joints.
Gauze Swabs are very useful product in a medical kit as It can be used for wound dressing, padding, protection, blood spill, applying antiseptic and much more. It is mainly used for the dressing of a wound as other materials might stick to the burn or laceration.
Types of Gauze Swabs
There are 3 types of Gauze Swabs in the market:
1.Sterile Gauze Swabs- A non-adherent dressing is often covered on one or both sides with a plastic film containing many perforations. If only one side has a plastic film, that is the side to be placed against the wound. This allows fluids to pass through into an absorbent layer, to keep the wound dry.
2.Paraffin Gauze Swabs- Paraffin gauze dressing uses include minor burns and scalds, donor and recipient skin graft sites, skin loss, lacerations, abrasions and leg ulcers.
3.Unsterile Gauze Swabs- Unsterile Gauze swab are also available in various thickness and are made using cotton gauze fabric. The folded edges ensure no loose ends upon application.