A Surgical lubricant is used for providing lubrication to the patient during specific medical and surgical procedures. This lessens their pain and discomfort, and they can bear the examination or treatment which they are undergoing. Generally, a medical lubricant is used in procedures related to rectal or vaginal examinations.
There are many manufacturers which produce a wide range of surgical and medical lubricants. However, Surgilube by Savage Labs is probably the most effective of them. Surgilube is a water based lubricant jelly that contains a certain percentage of Chlorhexidine Gluconate. This substance is included as an antiseptic in the product.
Surgilube is characterized by the following main features:
- Contains only water which makes it very safe for many uses
- Does not cause any irritations to the skin, tissue and membranes
- Has no effect on medical instruments, plastics or rubber
- Does not increase bacteria or impact sterility of medical instruments
- Causes no stains
Surgilube is available as tubes and sachets. The total capacity may vary from 2 ounces to 5 grams.
Surgilube uses are vast ranging from medical to personal. It can easily be used in a variety of medical conditions and situations. It is widely used in hospitals to reduce a patient’s pain in specific examinations pertaining to rectum and gynecology. Surgilube may also be used if catheters or a probe has to be inserted into the body for various purposes such as collecting cell samples. Since a medical lubricant is biologically inert, its use does not interfere with the examination, treatment or even results.
Individuals may also use Surgilube in their homes as a personal lubricant. It increases pleasure during sexual activities and may also reduce pain.