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What is the difference between woven and non-woven gauze?

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What is the difference between woven and non-woven gauze?

You may have heard of woven and non-woven gauze. What is the difference between the two, and where to use each kind? Woven gauze is loosely woven, usually from cotton fibers. This allows for the absorption or wicking of exudate and other fluids into or through the gauze. Woven gauze could have fine or coarse mesh with different thread counts. Coarse gauze are generally useful for debridement. Fine gauze is usually applied as packing when treating wounds. Woven gauze, however, tends not to be the most absorbent and may leave lint in the wound, especially if cut (which is not a great idea). Non-woven gauze...

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Manuka Honey Wound Dressing

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Manuka Honey Wound Dressing

From ancient times, people used honey to treat several conditions. In the late 19th century, researchers discovered that honey has natural antibacterial properties. Some honey also stimulates growth of special cells that can fix infection-damaged tissues. Honey also has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce pain and inflammation. TheraHoney products contain 100% sterile, medical-grade Manuka honey with no fillers or additives. Manuka honey is derived from the pollen and nectar of the Leptospermum scoparium plant in New Zealand. The honey comb is used only once, and after harvesting, the honey is carefully filtered, irradiated and laboratory-tested for high efficacy. Active Manuka gel is ideal for difficult to dress wounds. It...

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NEW! Advanced and traditional wound care products available

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Lighthouse Medical is pleased to announce that we have just launched our advanced and traditional wound care section. From island dressings and gauze to transparent roll dressings and silver calcium alginate dressings, we are building a complete product line! Please check back with us soon, because new products will be added often.

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