Wound Care Products
You never know when you will need to tend to a scrape or gash, so it's always best to be prepared with a wound care kit. Injury can happen anywhere—on a hike with friends, while chopping vegetables for dinner, or while watching your children play outside.
Keep different wound care supplies on hand to ensure that whatever you are tending to is cleaned up and taken care of as best as possible to prevent infection. Keep reading to find out what wound care supplies we carry here at WellBefore that are a must in your first aid kit.
Bandages and Wound Dressings
Depending on the severity of the wound, the first thing you should do when addressing a wound (especially a scrape or cut) is to wash it with soap and water. Cleaning your wound will lessen the risk of infection. Once you have done this, put a bandage on it and change the bandage at least once a day to support healing.
The main purpose of using a bandage over a wound is to hold a secondary wound dressing in place, to stop the wound from bleeding, to keep dirt and debris away from fragile skin, and to secure a splint to the body, providing support to an injury.
WellBefore has several different kinds of advanced wound dressings and care products for different types of wounds, like adhesive dressings that can cover open wounds.
The Importance of Dressing Wounds
Open wounds will need to be addressed in a timely manner and monitored in case of worsening symptoms or signs of infection, like fluid drainage. If your wounds are not healing at all, like chronic wounds or pressure ulcers, you may need to seek medical attention and have healthcare professionals perform a wound debridement to promote healing.
Wounds, like surgical incisions, abrasions, lacerations, and pressure ulcers, will benefit from an adhesive foam dressing, also available on our site. A foam dressing creates a moist, warm environment that promotes wound healing and absorbs exudate. Foam dressing can also be used for already infected wounds and is easy to apply and remove.
A wound must be covered, but it's essential that you perform wound dressing changes frequently to give your injuries room to breathe and reduce the risk of infection. You can also use a wound cleanser between changing your dressing to remove possible debris and necrotic tissue.
For wounds like sprains and strains, WellBefore carries products like gelocast gauze pads and compression bandages, which are better for stabilizing muscle and bone stress. For any wound you need to dress, WellBefore has the product for your wound care needs.
When tending to someone's wounds, it's also important to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself. Medical gloves are essential medical supplies that protect you and the wounded from unwanted infections or bacteria.
With WellBefore's variety of medical gloves, you can have your pick of the crop! We offer high-quality vinyl, latex, and nitrile gloves, that are available in a variety of sizes so that no matter which brand you decide on, we will have a pair of gloves that fits you.
Most gloves are disposable for ease of use, so after tending to the wound, it's recommended to discard them. With medical gloves, you want to make sure that the size you are buying is right for you. If the glove doesn't fit, it may rip and expose your skin to harmful products or bacteria. Measure your hand using the guide below to figure out the best fit for you:
Medical Tape and Gauze
One of the best products for tending to wounds is gauze. Sterile gauze pads have multiple uses in health care, like cleansing, protecting, and covering wounds.
Gauze sponges are great for single-use when cleaning wounds and are small enough to keep on you for emergencies. We also have drain and multi-purpose sponges, great for absorbing excess fluid.
Closely woven gauze fabric is more durable for greater protection and less friction, while loose woven gauze is better for absorbency, so it's good to know which product you will need to meet your specific needs.
For your gauze to stay fastened to your skin, we offer multiple kinds of medical tape to ensure your wound stays concealed.
We also offer waterproof tape that allows breathability and flexibility to the skin around your wound and stays secure even through showers and rain.
It's important to consider what will be most useful in securing your safety when buying wound care products.
Your main priority should be keeping the wound clean, covered, and irritation- and infection-free. WellBefore wants to ensure that you feel confident and can take care of yourself and loved ones if an injury occurs, and by being supplied with the basics, you can feel comfortable in protecting yourself and others!
WellBefore is a family-owned, US-based online supplier of personal protective equipment. We have multiple brands and products aimed at taking care of your individual needs. We have the product you need to get back to feeling safe.
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