I'm not a doctor, a pediatrician or a nurse, I'm just a mum with two young boys who frequently have the need for first aid and basic medical attention. I have a first aid kit which doesn't consist of much, however these little gauze pads are a must have for any amateur first aider. Firstly, they are sterile gauze pads already cut to size, which, in the moment of crisis, is imperative. They apparently have 'quick-loc' technology which absorbs fluids in 1 second! They are hospital grade so there is no fear of any 'mickey-mouse' technology in this product. In my opinion, they work best with a little antibacterial ointment and some paper tape which adheres beautifully but is painlessly removeable. Johnson & Johnson produce a fabulous array of products which, with the added incentive of coupons regularly placed in the Sunday papers, makes them an inexpensive addition to any first aid box.