Tongue Depressors & Cotton Swabs
Tongue Depressors & Cotton Swabs for the Surgery & Hospital
In hospitals and surgeries, wooden tongue depressors are used to examine the mouth and throat of patients. They are usually made of wood or plastic, but some models are made from sterilisable stainless steel.
Tongue depressors are available in sterile or non-sterile versions and are designed not to cause injury to the patient in the sensitive oral cavity. That is why all edges are thoroughly rounded. The sterile tongue depressors from Maimed, for example, are individually packaged and made of birch wood in splinter-free quality.
Depressors for Hygienically Applying Ointments
The wooden tongue depressors for single use are also ideal for the contactless application of creams and ointments from storage packs due to their rounded edges. Removal with a fresh applicator effectively prevents contamination of the remaining medicine in the storage container.
Wooden tongue depressors or sterile tongue depressors are particularly economical, as they are immediately disposed of after use, eliminating any possible reprocessing costs. The sterile and double-ended plastic tongue depressors from the manufacturer Paul Hartmann, for example, have a ribbed grip surface on both sides, which provides a more secure grip.
Oral Care Swabs & Oral Care Sets
In addition to wooden tongue depressors and cotton swabs, you will find products for oral hygiene in our wide range of products. The oral care swabs from the manufacturer Dahlhausen are ideal for moistening the oral cavity, for example when caring for bedridden patients. They are soaked in a sugar-free lemon-flavoured solution and can therefore be used by diabetics.
The oral care set from Fuhrmann, on the other hand, is preferably used in nursing and geriatric care for intensive cleaning of the mouth and throat. In addition to oral hygiene sticks, it includes various vessels as well as a patient label to record the respective patient data on the set's package.
Cotton Swabs for Swabbing & Spot Application of Ointment
In contrast to conventional cotton swabs from drugstores, cotton swabs for medical use have a wooden stick with a length of 15 cm and a single-sided cotton tip. They can be sterilised and are ideal for spot application of ointment.
The long cotton swabs can also be used to take a swab from the throat without any problems. For cleaning the ears, however, cotton tip swabs with a small cotton tip should not be used, as this pushes dirt deeper into the ear canal.
In the overview of the category Lab Equipment you will find further supplies for the laboratory sector such as consumables, tests as well as laboratory devices and equipment.
Do you need further information about our range of tongue depressors and cotton swabs? Our friendly customer service will be happy to help you. You can reach us via email, phone or live chat!