Gauze is a loose, openly woven surgical dressing made from bleached cotton that is used in a variety of wound care applications. Often used for wound dressings, bandages and absorbent sponges, gauze is available in a variety of forms, such as bulky gauze pads, rolls and sponges. (read more)
Effective for dressing wounds, gauze may be sterilized and treated with an antiseptic or lotion, making it an effective wound contact dressing. Some gauze products come in pre-sterilized individually sealed packages and do not require additional sterilization.
Gauze is most often used for medical and wound care management applications such as: