What's the Difference? Gauze Pads vs. Gauze Sponges


What is Gauze?

Gauze is a thin type of fabric used for medical purposes to absorb excess fluid while simultaneously acting as a barrier to prevent adhesion to the wound site. It can also be used as a temporary dressing.

The main difference between Gauze Pads and Gauze Sponges is the packaging. Gauze pads typically come one per pack and gauze sponges typically come packed with two or more.

When using gauze for open wounds, it is recommended you select sterile options in efforts to avoid any potential infections and/or bacteria from entering the wound site.

The Ply Count can make a difference as well.

What is Ply?

Ply is how many threads are twisted together to make a single thread. Two-ply means two threads that are twisted together to make a single thread that is then woven into the fabric. In essence, the higher the Ply count, the higher the durability and quality.

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