Swabsticks

Swabsticks or cotton swabs are basically one or two wads of cotton wrapped around a short stick made of plastic, wood, or other sturdy materials. Their main aim is to help clean a wound that needs delicate work to clean. The cotton wads are usually doused in anti-septic solution that helps eliminate the bacteria and other microbes thus reducing the odds of infection. It also helps in cleaning the debris of the wound. Many a time, layered wounds become difficult to clean and this is where swabsticks are used, to basically swab the exudate and debris out of the wound.
At Shop Wound Care we have a great range of swabsticks from top selling brands such as McKesson, Nice Pak Products, Becton Dickinson, etc.

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Features of Swabsticks

  • Cleans wounds that are dexterous to clean 

  • Eliminates bacteria and other microbes 

  • Reduces chances of microbial infection 

  • Helps absorb exudate and clean debris 

  • Delivers anti-septic such as povidone iodine to the wound

Types of Swabsticks

  • Alcohol Swabsticks - They contain 70% isopropyl alcohol and are used for cleaning an part of the body before injections or other venipunctures 

  • Oral Swabsticks - Used for oral hygiene, they come in both flavored and plain options 

  • Lemon Glycerin Swabsticks - They are doused in a lemon glycerin solution and are used in the treatment of oral and throat infections 

  • Povidone Iodine - One of the most commonly used swabsticks by medical professionals, they are impregnated with a povidone iodine solution and are used for cleaning wounds and also acting as anti-microbial agents eliminating the microbes on and near the wound