Cotton wool is one of the most common products used in medical care. It has many applications, frequently used in dressing, bandages and fillers. It can also be used with items such as masks, gloves and more. It is useful in padding over wounds, cleansing when applying antiseptic around a wound and general padding.
The soft and hypoallergenic nature of cotton makes it ideal for all three major sterilisation methods - gamma radiation, steam and ethylene oxide.
Cotton is popular compared to other fibres due to its lower microbial count, safety and higher purity. It also comes with strong absorption properties and does not contain any DNA from other sources.
Cotton wool is for single use and should be collected then destroyed through incineration in a controlled room after use.
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