Wounds, whether small cuts or large injuries, need to be taken care of carefully to promote healing, prevent infection, and bad scarring. There are many different treatment and care methods, but either way, the wound still needs to use a bandage to protect the injured area.

Gauze is designed to cover the wound directly. Since ancient times, people have known to use linen impregnated with oil, grease or use clay to cover the wound, then use gauze made from cotton, rayon, and polyester. Currently, these traditional gauze (cotton gauze, rayon, polyester) are still being widely used in medical facilities as well as in personal medicine cabinets. However, by the middle of the 20th century, thanks to the development of technology, many advanced types of gauze began to appear, opening a new era of wound care – more quality and effective.

Advanced gauze is manufactured from materials such as foam, alginate, hydrocolloid, film, etc., which not only have the role of protection and cover, but also help create an ideal environment for the wound, promoting the healing process. injury occurs faster.

 Based on the size, depth, nature of exudation as well as characteristics of the wound in each stage, manufacturers have launched many different advanced gauze types to use for each specific type of wound. For dry wounds, it is necessary to use gauze to help hydrate the wound such as hydrogel or hydrocolloid. For wounds with a lot of fluid, it is necessary to use a good absorbent gauze such as foam, alginate, hydrofiber. For wounds with necrotic layer, dead tissue, it is necessary to use gauze capable of removing dead tissue layer such as hydrocolloid, hydrogel. For infected wounds, it is necessary to use antibacterial gauze such as silver-impregnated foam gauze, silver-impregnated alginate, etc.

In general, advanced gauze has many advantages over traditional gauze. It not only plays the role of covering the wound like ordinary gauze, but also plays a role in promoting and supporting the healing process.

The article would like to share some advantages of advanced gauze as follows:

– Provide a moist environment for the wound.

– Promotes migration of epidermal cells.

Promotes angiogenesis and connective tissue synthesis.

– Allows oxygen exchange between the wound and the environment.

– Maintain the right temperature to promote more blood flow to the wound and promote epidermal cell growth.

– Limit wound infection.

– Reducing the number of times of changing gauze, saving tools and time for medical staff.

Non-stick wound, easy to remove without pain or secondary damage.

– Helps remove necrotic tissue, support white blood cells to move and accumulate enzymes (enzymes play a role in destroying dead tissues and cells – a way to clean up the body’s own wounds).

– Convenient, easy to use, non-toxic, non-irritating to the skin.

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