First Aid Wound Dressing

A reinforced, non-adhering gauze compress designed to be placed next to a wound surface for the purpose of absorbing drainage and minimize maceration. It may be treated. It is designed to facilitate emergency care or treatment of a wound prior to the availability of regular medical aid.

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