Swabs, also called as wipes which are medicated absorbent materials or pads. We can use it as wound cleansers. However it is used in medicine, surgery, pre-injection swabs, or in a first aid kit. It includes an absorbent material imparting the medical characteristics to the swab. An antiseptics swab comes under the medical products due to its active ingredients showing specific actions. These consists antiseptics including cetrimide or iodine, chlorhexidine.These are pertained with antiseptics such as chlorhexidine, cetrimide or iodine or disinfectants such as alcohol. The antiseptics swabs that have active ingredients and show targeted and specific actions come under the medical products. On the other hand, alcohol swabs do not have active ingredient, thus, they do not show targeted action.Swabs are also known as wipes. They are medicated absorbent pads or materials, which are used as a part of surgery and medicine, pre-injection swabs, wound cleansers, or in a first aid kit. A swab consists of an absorbent material, which actually imparts the medical properties to the swab.
swab market size US$ 578.6 million in 2020, and at a CAGR of 6.6%
Swab is an absorbent wipe or pad that is used to clean wounds, apply medication, or collect specimens.Various types of swabs include cotton swabs, foam swabs, and non-woven swabs. Medical swabs are generally used to collect microbiological cultures. Swabs are rubbed onto the microbial area and subsequently, wiped across the culture plate where the bacteria on the swab may grow.Swab plays a major role in advance healthcare, as they are part of surgery and medicine. It is widely used in first aid kit, wound cleansing, and at injection sites. Swab are made of absorbent material, sometimes pertained with alcohol, iodine, cetrimide or cholrhexidine, which imparts medical properties to it.