Petrolatum gauze is a lightweight cotton bandage which is for dressing of various types of wounds. They are made of fine, soft, gauze with white petrolatum or a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petrolatum. Removal of these bandages from wounds can cause minimal trauma to the wound.
Petrolatum gauze is widely used in skin graft. A skin graft is one type of wound in which a piece of healthy skin replaces diseased tissue. It is mostly used over a badly injured area, severe burns and chronic infections. Petrolatum gauze is used to cover the skin graft to keep it moist and to increase attachment. This dressing will protect the open area from bacteria. It will not stick to the healthy tissue surrounding the wound. Skin graft adheres to the cells surrounding the wound to promote faster healing.
Petrolatum gauze can also serve as an improvised chest seal, as it will occlude air-flow and stay in place unless physically disturbed.
Dimensions (Package): [4" x 4" Dressing] 6" W x 6" H x 1/16" D // [5" x 9" Dressing] 4" W x 9" H x 1/16" D
Weight: [4" x 4" Dressing] 0.3 oz // [5" x 9" Dressing] 0.4 oz
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One of the best occlusive dressings I've encountered. Great for a pocket ifak.
Got this as a versatile item for a pocket carry IFAK. Very thin & light weight. Can be folded to make even smaller foot print. Ideal for an inexpensive, improvised chest seal.
Very affordable and effective option for chest seal. Would recommend these for their extremely compact (practically paper thin) design. Fits almost anywhere for people with space constraints.
I used this as a cheaper alternative to start my first IFAK. It was something I could afford, knew would be effective and I could carry with me anywhere while on patrol.
Love this guaze this is the most affordable way to make a chest seal.