Always wash your hands before treating a wound. Gauze swabs can be bought as sterile or non sterile swabs. These specific gauze swabs are non sterile. They should not be applied directly onto an open wound unless soaked in antiseptic liquid.
These non sterile gauze swabs are ideal for treating and cleaning minor wounds and cuts. They can also be used for padding and wiping.
Non sterile gauze swabs should not be applied directly onto open wounds. As they are non sterile, applying the swabs can increase the risk of infection. Always soak the swabs in antiseptic before applying onto an open wound.
No, this is a type of dressing and does not require a prescription.
It depends on what you are using the gauze swabs for. If you are unsure, always consult your GP first.
Yes, there are no known interactions between using gauze swabs and drinking alcohol. However, if your GP has advised you to regularly change the dressing, you need to make sure that you are still fit and able to follow your GP’s instructions.
Do not use on open wounds. Gauze swabs should only be used once. Used swabs must be disposed of, preferably bagged and put in the general waste.
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