We are a CE, ISO and USFDA approved alcohol swabstick manufacturer.
= most common specifications
||70% Isopropyl Alcohol ideal to reduce bacteria content that could cause skin infections.
||Lemon Glycerine (citric acid) ideal for post-operative procedures and oral swabbing.
||10% Povidone-iodine ideal for cleaning minor scrapes, cuts, burns and killing bacteria, fungi and viruses. It also helps prepare skin by cleansing dead skin, dirt, or oil.
Alcohol Swabstick is an alcohol-saturated cotton swab poised at the end of a plastic applicator stick. With antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties, it is a useful, easy, and practical tool to disinfect wounds and burns or to clean the skin. The alcohol disinfects the skin to eliminate potential sources of infection.
STAYGUARD™ IS THE BRAND OF CHOICE
StayGuard™ Alcohol Swabsticks feature a plastic shaft of varying lengths and 100% high absorbency, medical-grade cotton available with 70% Isopropyl Alcohol, Lemon Glycerine, or 10% Povidone-Iodine disinfectant solutions. StayGuard™ Alcohol Swabsticks are manufactured with ISO, CE and USFDA standards.
Alcohol Swabsticks are commonly found worldwide in hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, first-aid kits or any other medical application where fast and easy disinfecting is needed. Healthcare professionals use alcohol swabsticks because they are effective in preventing bacteria from entering the body and causing infection.
Using Alcohol Swabsticks on sensitive skin can cause redness, dryness and irritation. They should never be used in the eyes or nose.
Once used, both the package and the alcohol swabstick are to be discarded. Alcohol swabsticks should be only used once and never shared with other people. If the cotton swab has any blood or other material on it, is must be handled as bio-hazardous waste. Alcohol swabsticks are applied to surface for disinfection and they are only for external use.
Which is the difference between 70% Isopropylc Alcohol and 10% Povidone-Iodine?
Both are antiseptics but they have different mechanisms of action. On one hand, 70% isopropyl alcohol denatures proteins and they have effect on gram-positive bacteria and gram negative. It also has bactericidal power in some viruses such as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and CMV (cytomegalovirus). However, povidone-iodine is an iodine complex and it is an oxidizer substance that produces precipitation of proteins and DNA. It has effect on bacteria, fungi, viruses, MRSA and bactericidal power mycobacteria but it has low effect in spores.
What is IPA?
It is Isopropyl Alcohol.
Is the alcohol used on the Swabstick safe?
Yes, the alcohol used for our swabsticks is 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA), which you are able to spot in everyday life as hand sanitizer, or disinfectant spray for cleaning surfaces of desks. If not ingested, or spilled in huge amount on the surface of the skin (which is not probable because there is not enough alcohol in the alcohol swabsticks to spill on yourself or drink), your body is able to break down small amount of IPA via the kidney and enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH).
I do not drink alcohol. Will this get absorbed into my skin and enter my bloodstream?
If you use it properly, “No.” Alcohol swabstick are applied dermatologically, meaning on the surface of the skin. A small amount of alcohol may be absorbed from the skin. However, it is insignificant amount for systemic absorption, and thus will not affect alcohol concentration in the blood. But, that means if you, by any chance, ingest/eat the alcohol swabstick or spill a huge amount of 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA), you may get toxic response to the IPA. Some toxic responses involve low blood pressure, dizziness, nausea, and abdominal pain. If these symptoms are seen, do not induce vomiting since that would damage the esophagus. See your doctor right away if such symptoms are seen.
Why StayGuard™ Alcohol Swabsticks?
They are easy to use and feature different disinfectants so that you can choose the best option. In addition, they are manufactured with ISO, CE and USFDA certifications assuring the quality of our product.