Cotton swabs for cleaning ear canals, applying medication & more.
Non Sterile cotton balls. Available in large size balls (Pack of 1,000) or medium (Pack of 2,000).
Your Price: $26.99
Non Sterile cotton rolls. 1/5 x 3/8 inches. (Box of 2,000)
Your Price: $29.99
Choosing the right medical supplies starts with properly outfitting your bathroom and home and car emergency kit with first aids basics, then supplementing with products to manage any specific health needs. Too often, essentials aren’t replaced after being used up, and a minor cut or burn causes a panic because simple home medical supplies aren’t available. Stocking up on medical supplies online means you’re prepared for accidents and minor illnesses as well as better health management. If you are a caregiver, it is especially important to check on medical supplies in your loved one’s home and to properly outfit them if they downsize to a new home or senior residence.
Medical supplies also include devices that allow you to better manage specific medical conditions at home. Once you have buying guidelines from your medical team, you can choose the right home medical supplies online to be sure you have all recommended items:
Cotton swabs are handy cleaning aids produced from a small spindle and wads of absorbent cotton at one or both ends. Cotton swabs were originally used for infant care. Back in the 1920s their inventor got the idea after seeing his wife clean the ears of their baby by using cotton wrapped around the tip of a toothpick. The most popular use for cotton swabs is still in personal hygiene, first aid and medical care, to apply liquid medicine or disinfectant to a specific area or to obtain samples for culture at the doctor’s office. Since they are so useful, cotton swabs have also found applications in other areas, sometimes with appropriate design adjustments. In color cosmetic applications, for example, cotton swabs have specially designed flocked tips fashioned from non-woven cotton fibers. Cotton swabs for medical use have 6-inch wooden spindles to allow a doctor to more easily take samples for microbiological cultures. The spindles were made of wood in earlier cotton swab versions, but later designs replaced wood with rolled paper spindles to eliminate the risk of splintering and damaging delicate parts of the ear. Extruded plastic has also gained wide acceptance for use in cotton swab spindles because it is more flexible than wood and is impervious to water, unlike paper. One caution about using cotton swabs to clean ears—never put the tip into the ear canal; it is only meant for the outer folds.