Gauze bandages are lightweight, responsive to skin movement, and can be made in just about any size.
The gauze benefits are many, ranging from simple to complex. Gauze can be used as a compress or poultice for localized pain or injury, including spasms and inflammation.
Using gauze in a wound is always beneficial. Gauze benefits include the following:
- reducing the risk of infection,
- reducing heat, pain, and bleeding,
- preventing scarring, and
- reducing the need for sutures.