The Difference Between Gauze And Bandage.

Gauze and bandage are two basic medical products in our daily life, but it is easy to mix them up. Here I will tell you their difference.

Gauze is a thin, translucent fabric with a loose open weave. Its material could be pure cotton, chemical fiber or blended fiber. Gauze has lots of types with different applications, such as absorbent gauze, mosquito netting, mask, quilt etc.

A bandage is a piece of material used either to support a medical device such as a dressing or splint, or on its own to provide support to or to restrict the movement of a part of the body. Except the medical bandage, there is a kind of bandage for sports with good elasticity to protect joints.

Generally speaking, the differences between gauze and bandage are as follows:

1.Gauze is one of raw materials for bandage. Most of bandages are made from gauze, but gauze are not only for making bandages.
2.When used with a gauze, the gauze is applied directly on a wound, and a bandage used to hold the dressing in place.
3.Other bandages are used without gauze, such as elastic bandages that are used to reduce swelling or provide support to a sprained ankle. Tight bandages can be used to slow blood flow to an extremity, such as when a leg or arm is bleeding heavily.

Now, I think most of you could get a clear idea of the two products and could use them correctly.