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Okay so our supplier has decided to discontinue the sterile gauze swabs we purchase normally. These have always come in packs of five with twenty packs in a box. These have now been replaced with a hundred in one pack, so immediately opened are not sterile. Any suggestions wise ones.

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Yes that's right but that is the smallest amount you can get in a pack. What do others use just out of interest.

 

 

We very rarely have need for them to be honest.

Maybe that why this is in the 'gardener corner' :D ::1a We haven't got a designated outdoor area-so I think most of our 'injuries' are more controlled (if you know what I mean- not many falling of bike at speed etc)

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we were advised that if a small graze to use clean gauze or tissue - it did not have to be streile although hands should be clean and in gloves and the dressing applied should be strerile ie plaster or gauze and micropore - you could always use cooled boiled water or non alcohol antiseptic wipes as these are supplied singularly

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no but then many of the first aid kits have many items that are not suitable for use in pediatric first aid either - as long as they contain no alcohol and were not used on where oral ingestion could happen - I use them at home in my own first aid kit but otherwise have clean gauze swabs for cleaning but not dressing wounds - I have noticed that there always seems to be conflicting info on everything !

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