Oral swabs or swabsticks provide an easy way to quench thirst for people who cannot easily drink liquids from a cup. Oral swabs are foam mouth swabs on a stick that can also be used to help clean and freshen the mouth when other methods are no longer an option. These mouth swabs are commonly used with tube feeding, when IV fluids are being provided, and or mobility issue are present that prevent swallowing liquids. Oral Swabs are available flavored with mint, lemon or unflavored and provided by major brands such as Toothette, Dynarex, and Kimvent.
Mint Flavored foam oral swabs treated with Mint Dentifrice by McKesson are individually wrapped, nonsterile mouth swabs. They're ideal for gentle cleaning or to moisten and refresh the mouth, teeth and gums.
Toothette® unflavored & untreated oral swabsticks from Sage Products are individually wrapped, nonsterile mouth swabs. They're ideal for quenching thirst when holding and drinking from a regular cup becomes difficult.