The USP White Petrolatum Gauze Pleated Dressing 3 x 9 Inch - Sterile has impregnated benefits for the quick and proper healing of wounds that if not treated properly can become infected and damage the area around the wound or abrasion - allowing for harmful bacteria to grow, simply cleaning the area with a cleansing solution such as the SafeWash Sterile Saline Wound Cleanser is a start but not enough.
The Mckesson Petrolatum Gauze Non-Adhering Dressing uses the impregnation of petrolatum to increase natural moisture to areas that have been surgically operated or have been repaired from an extensive cut. The natural compounds found in the petrolatum create a barrier that surrounds the wound from being penetrated easily from contaminants that can harm the area. Regardless of what people may think, the best way to heal a wound would be by allowing the moisture to stay on the affected area; not by keeping areas dry. The thickness of the petrolatum dressing leaves behind a protection layer that prevents bacteria from penetrating the barrier and coming in direct contact with the wound; this is in part to the protection also being provided from the dressing.
The McKesson 61-20056 Petrolatum Gauze Dressing is non-adhering, this means the dressing will not stick to the healing wound. Scabs will not infuse with the design of the dressing, this offers a less painful solution when replacing the gauze. A scab is a healing component for the wound, it not only is the identifying factor of healing but is also the bodies solution to reducing scars. When scars are clearly visible, it usually means they were not properly left to heal completely, and scabs were being removed every so often, or the cut or abrasion was made in thin skin tissue areas. The gauze has a fine-mesh design for aiding in the non-adhering benefit.
The large 3 by 9-inch diameter of the dressing is larger than most, a standard dressing is usually 4 by 4-inches, such as the Covidien Xeroform Gauze Dressing. The size of the dressing is enough to cover areas on the skin such as the back, chest, legs, or wrap along arms. The provided sterile Mckesson 3 x 9 Inch Impregnated Petroleum Gauze Dressing is rated for surgical use, surgical incisions are deeper and more skin-tissue is penetrated for procedures, this can be the entry point for bacteria. If a dressing is not sterile, it may carry bacteria that could prolong the healing process - always make sure to opt for a sterile option when dealing with surgical openings.
Product Features and Benefits
- Petrolatum Impregnated Gauze
- Non-Adhering Dressing
- Fine-Mesh Design
- Large 3 by 9 Inch Coverage
- Provided Sterile
- Latex Free Material
- Manufacturer: McKesson
- Product SKU: 61-20056
- Application: Petrolatum Impregnated Dressing
- Dimensions: 3 by 9 Inches
- Impregnated Ingredient: USP White Petrolatum
- Material: Pleated Gauze
- Shape: Rectangle
- Sterility: Sterile
- Latex Free Indicator: Not Made with Natural Rubber Latex
- Additional Information
Manufacturer McKesson Latex Free Latex-Free Size 3 x 9 Inch Sterility Sterile Woven / Non-Woven Woven Material Cotton
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