Dermacea Gauze Sponges are versatile and cost effective options for sterile and non-sterile 100% cotton gauze dressings. They are available in 3 sizes. For smaller wounds, the 2″ x 2″ size may be the optional choice, but you can also select either a 3″ x 3″ version, or 4″ x 4″ if needed for larger wounds. To ensure that there will be no leakage of wound exudate, even the smallest 2″ x 2″ sponge is 8 ply. For wounds with very high levels of drainage, the 12 ply version offers maximum absorbency.
The sponges can vertically wick fluid to an abdominal pad/secondary dressing, thus preventing maceration of skin and tissue (i.e. the degradation of tissues that may occur due to excessive exposure to moisture).
Dermacea Gauze Sponges also offer superior wound prepping and packing characteristics. Their open weave aids removal of dead tissue from skin surface for more complete wound preparation. They are also ideal for packing open wounds or for removing foreign matter from a wound before you apply a bandage covering.
The sponges are designed to be easy to use, and you can buy them as handy first aid accessories to treat minor cuts and abrasions that occur around the household.
In addition to their utility as wound care products, Dermacea Gauze Sponges can also be used to apply lotion to tender skin (such as babies’ faces) or even as baby wipes. The ultra soft cotton protects tender skin from abrasions and the high absorbency is ideal for wicking up surplus lotion or other fluid.
Dermacea Gauze Sponges – Key Features
- Available in both sterile and non sterile forms.
- Two sponges per sleeve
- 2″ x 2″ – 8 ply (100 sleeves per box)
- 3″ x 3″ – 12 ply (25 sleeves per box)
- 4″ x 4″ – 8 ply (50 sleeves per box)