Wound Packing Strips | Buy Gauze Packing Strips

Packing Strips are special dressing for open or infected wounds, nasal packing or dental packing. Without the packing strips the wound might close without getting healed inside out. When a wound is deep, one must pack it for better care. The Packing Strips absorb exudate from the wound and help the tissue to heal from the depth.
At Shop Wound Care, we offer a wide range of packing strips for wounds from various top-selling brands like Kendall, Curad, SilverIon, etc.

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What are packing strips used for in wound care?

Wound Packing Strips are used for packing the wound and absorbing the wound drainage. They can be used for boils, fistulas, abscesses, nasal or sinus packing, and many other draining or tunneling wounds. While choosing a type of medical packing strip, it is important to consider its width and length. The size should match the thickness and depth of the wound or be big enough to completely pack the wound.


What are the types of Wound Packing Strips?

Two of the most common types of wound packing strips are the plain and the iodoform packing strips. They are described below:


Plain Packing Strips

Plain packing strips for wounds are either used dry to absorb wound exudate or are soaked in a medication of choice. They need a secondary dressing to hold them in place and protect the wound from external contaminants. They usually come packed in a bottle so that they are kept clean and tangle-free. Their end is always located at the top of the bottle for ease of use.

Iodoform Packing Strips

Iodoform packing strips are impregnated with iodoform which is an antiseptic agent. They use the healing and antimicrobial properties of iodoform to soak up the exudate, facilitate proper wound healing and protect the wound from a broad range of bacteria. Iodoform wound packing strips are ideal for use on open or infected wounds that may have a build-up of dead or necrotic tissue.


Features of Wound Strips


  • Can be used as packing for open or infected wounds
  • Available with or without Iodoform
  • Specially woven with a selvaged-edge, ravel-resistant gauze that is designed to resist linting or fraying
  • Strips with iodoform provide an additional antiseptic property for minor cuts and wounds
  • Packaging features a convenient in-package dispenser designed to help ensure ready access and facilitate caregiver convenience


How do you pack a wound with Packing Gauze Strips?


  • Wash your hands and wear gloves
  • Pour the sterile wetting solution into the bowl
  • Use sterilised scissors to cut the packing material you need to pack the wound
  • Wet the packing material in that solution properly
  • Make sure you have removed the old bandages from the wound
  • Squeeze the packing material and place it on the wound
  • After packing the wound securely, place new dressing material over the wound and tape the material in place using plastic medical tape