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Gauze Dressings

ABD Pads Bordered Gauze Gauze Rolls
ABD Pads and Extra Absorbent Pads are available in sterile, individual prepacks or non-sterile bulk. more info
Bordered Gauze is an absorbent dressing constructed with a heavy-duty soaker and a conformable, non-woven fabric adhesive backing. more info
Gauze Rolls have multiple uses including basic wrapping of wounds and they also act as absorption aides. more info
Non-Sterile Gauze Sponges Sterile Gauze Sponges
Non-Sterile Gauze Sponges combine superior quality with assured economy. more info
Sterile Gauze Sponges are ideal for wound dressings, wound packing, and general wound care. more info

Gauze is a medical dressing and is usually made of cotton. In medicine, it is especially useful for dressing wounds because other fabrics might stick to the wound. Many modern gauzes have a plastic porous film covering them; types of plastic porous films include a polyblend or Telfa - these help prevent direct contact and minimizes adhesion of the gauze to the wound. Many gauzes can also be coated with a creamy mixture of zinc oxide and calamine lotion to further promote healing.

Bordered Gauze is great because of its adhesive border. This adhesive border allows the wound to be covered by the gauze while the adhesive border attaches to intact, healthy skin. Most Bordered Gauzes also have a water resistant backing so you do not have to worry about ruining the adhesive when you get them wet.

Both types of gauze help to create a moist environment for the wound which aids in the healing process.