Celox First Aid Hemostatic Gauze Dressing - 3 inches by 5 feet
Celox is a very effective hemostat granule that stops bleeding fast. It is made of a proprietary composition which contains chitosan, a natural polymer extracted from shrimp shells and highly purified. When the granules come in contact with blood, Celox swells, gels, and sticks together to make a gel like clot, without generating any heat. It works independently of the body’s normal clotting mechanism.
The power of Celox is now available in a 3 inch by 5 feet gauze dressing to provide an effective way to Stop the Bleed.
This product is FDA approved as an OTC medical device.
Celox should be left in the wound to stop bleeding until the patient is seen by medical personnel. It can then be easily removed. Remove as much of the gel like clot as possible by hand, then irrigate the wound with water or saline. In cases of minor bleeding Celox can be removed once the wound has stabilized. This can be as short as 10 minutes. Irrigate with water or saline. Chitosan is a natural polysaccharide (polymer made of sugars) and made of basic sugars (glucosamine & n-acetyl glucosamine). Celox™ does NOT use non degrading procoagulant minerals or nano particles such as kaolin, smectite or zeolite, which will remain in the body indefinitely unless physically removed.
There have been no known or suspected allergic reactions as a result of using Celox since its launch in 2006. The chitosan has been extensively tested on individuals with suspected and confirmed shellfish allergy, none of the test subjects demonstrated any dermal sensitivity when tested against the chitosan material.
Celox has been tested and shown to clot blood containing Warafin, Coumadin and Heparin!