The Medline Bordered Gauze is absorbent medically cleared gauze which is simply used to cover up wounds. The gauze is made up of a heavy duty absorbent or soaker which drains up leaking body fluids from a wound hence arrest bleeding. It’s preferred for deep wounds which cannot be arrested by thin duty absorbent gauzes. Due to its non-woven fabric material, the gauze can be used for dressing deep abrasions, deep surgical incisions and deep lacerations. One does not have to be worried about water contact as compared to other gauzes. This is because the Medline Bordered Gauze is water resistant hence any form of liquid cannot penetrate the gauze to reach the wound. A great feature of the gauze when it comes to dressing wounds is that it can be used for up to 7 days without changing it. The gauze should not be used to cover third degree burns.
The gauze can also be used to patch up holes found on tents and bags. They perfectly cover up these holes and prevent water from leaking inside the tents. This is due to the fact that the gauzes are non absorbent meaning that any water that comes in contact with them cannot penetrate them. This makes the gauzes a perfect patching material for these tents and bags during emergency situations.
The gauze is packed in a sterile packet so as to prevent it from getting contaminated. The packed box is also air permeable so as to prevent moisture accumulation which may damage the gauze. This helps keep the gauze well conditioned and for long periods. Depending on its use, the gauze comes in different sizes namely 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, and 14 inches.