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The Difference Between Medical Bandages And Medical Gauze
- May 25, 2018 -

Medical bandages and gauze are disposable medical supplies. For the purpose of isolating the wound and preventing infection, medical bandages and medical gauze are different in specific use. The difference between medical bandages and medical gauze is described below:


Medical bandages are used to cover wounds and prevent infection. Surgery, orthopedics, varicose veins in lower extremities, blood circulation to prevent swelling in limbs, and bandaging of swelling diseases after plaster removal of limb fractures.


Medical bandage:


Medical bandages are mainly divided into gauze bandages or elastic bandages, which are mainly used to cover the wound and prevent infection. Surgery, orthopedics, varicose veins in lower extremities, blood circulation to prevent swelling in limbs, and bandaging of swelling diseases after plaster removal of limb fractures.


Medical bandages are divided into cotton gauze bandages and elastic bandages.


1. Cotton gauze bandage: it is mainly used for bandage and fixation after in vitro wound dressing in hospital surgery and family.


2. Elastic bandage: it is mainly used for fixation of lower limb varicose veins, orthopedics department and other patients to improve blood circulation and prevent limb swelling. It can also replace multiple abdominal bands after surgery and be used in different parts of the body under pressure or general wound dressing.


The selection and use of medical bandages: overseas is generally sold as non-sterile medical products. If the medical bandage is used at the wound site, it should be considered to be used in isolation from the wound. Substances should look at the appearance of the product when shopping for medical bandages. Products should be white, no yellow spot, no pollution, no serious fabric defects or broken wire.


Medical gauze:


Medical gauze refers to nonfat gauze: need high temperature disinfection, chlorine oxygen double bleaching. Used for medical supplies, etc. Especially used to bind up a wound after sterilization. Want to buy the regular medical gauze, its packaging are sterilized before leaving the factory, as long as the packaging in good condition, the period of validity, is safe, but should pay attention to unused after opening the package is belonging to the carrier. Yellow gauze is oil gauze is not only the function of disinfection, its convergence wounds on the medication and diminish inflammation and prevent the gauze and wound synechia, ordinary sterile gauze is not the role, if the wound wound exudate, using ordinary gauze will let gauze and flesh sticking together, when they remove the cause wound bleeding again.