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What is function of alcohol swab?

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What is function of alcohol swab?

Alcohol swabs are individually packaged pads made of cotton and contain 70% isopropanol. They are tightly sealed in an aluminum paper bag to keep them sterile and prevent dryness. Alcohol swabs are made by several manufacturers around the world and in various sizes. The article below will give a more detailed description about alcohol swab.

 

Here are the main points of the article:


What are the uses of alcohol swab?

What are the warnings of using alcohol swabs?

What are the differences between alcohol swabs and antiseptic swabs?

What is the dosage of alcohol swabs?

 

What are the uses of alcohol swab?


Alcohol swab helps disinfect the skin before injection to prevent bacteria from being injected into the tissues and causing infections. Alcohol was proven to be a great disinfectant, killing 47-91% of the number of bacteria on the skin. Therefore, alcohol swabs are common in hospitals, clinics and first aid kits. They are most often used to clean the skin before injecting or drawing blood. Cleaning the skin with cotton swabs helps prevent bacteria from getting into the body and causing infections. Alcohol swabs can only be used once and cannot be shared with others. Other than being used before injections, alcohol swab has other uses too. Alcohol swabs can be used to clean the skin when soap and water are not available. They can be used to clean small cuts, bruises, insect bites and new blisters.

 

What are the warnings of using alcohol swabs?


First and foremost, remember not to use alcohol swabs to reduce a fever. Do not use alcohol swabs on sensitive skin either. It can cause redness, dryness and irritation. Alcohol swabs should not be used in the eyes or nose. Do not wipe deep stab wounds or bites with alcohol swabs. Be careful around open fires as alcohol swabs are flammable.

 

What are the differences between alcohol swabs and antiseptic swabs?


Antiseptic wipes are painless and can be used to clean a wound before using other applications such as ointments or bandages. Alcohol swabs are ideal for cleaning around a wound to prevent the spread of bacteria, but should not be used on the wound itself, as they can sting.

 

What is the dosage of alcohol swabs?


Normally, alcohol swabs contain isopropanol, which can kill or stop the growth of bacteria on the skin. Follow the instructions on the label or the doctor's prescription. Do not use large or small amounts or exceed the recommended amount of time. Don't take it orally. Topical drugs should only be used on the skin. Do not use isopropanol on open wounds or sunburned, dry, chapped or irritated skin. Rinse with water if product enters eyes, nose, mouth, rectum or vagina. Apply a small amount of the product to the skin with a clean cotton ball, swab or gauze. If you need to use more isopropanol, throw out the cotton swab and use a new one. Treat muscle soreness with isopropanol and apply it liberally to the skin until the alcohol dries out. Do not allow children to use this product without supervision. Call your doctor if your condition doesn't improve with isopropanol or gets worse with isopropanol. Store at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the cap tight when not in use. Isopropyl alcohol is flammable. Do not use near high temperatures or open fires. Don't smoke until your skin is completely dry. If someone accidentally swallows the product, seek emergency medical help or call the poison helpline. Because isopropanol is used when needed, it does not have a fixed dose plan.

 

If used carefully and properly, alcohol swabs shall surely be of great use. For more product information, contact us.


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