Choosing Kerlix Gauze
Kerlix gauze is a woven gauze made in several different forms for a variety of different woundcare applications. The most common is the sterile and non-sterile gauze rolls used for both primary and secondary dressings. The gauze fabric is pre-washed and fluff dried. It is 100 percent cotton that is woven with its unique crinkle-weave pattern for softness and liquid readiness. Kerlix gauze provides fast-wicking action, superb aeration and maximum absorbency. They edges are tight, with a fine finish, so the product does not produce loose ends or leave a lint residue. They are available in 6 or 12 ply thicknesses.
Choosing What Kerlix Gauze Type is Right for You
Kerlix Gauze is produced in a variety of different forms. They are categorized generally as sterile and non-sterile. For primary wound applications, or situations where the gauze will be placed directly on the wound, one should choose the sterile versions -- non-sterile may be best used for a wrap or cushioning, or for light cuts and scratches where an antibiotic ointment could be supplemented. Kerlix gauzes come individually wrapped or loose, cut in square or rectangular section forms, or in rolls. Note the different plys, these are number of cotton layers that make up the gauze. The thicker ply, 12-ply, is preferred for wounds with that have higher drainage -- the thicker the ply the more amount of wound exudate it will take up.