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Cotton Swabs

Running low on cotton swabs? Whether you're in need of swabs to stock your bathroom or take with you on the go, CVS can help you purchase the products you need with ease. In this product selection, you'll find all of the cotton swabs that are currently available for you to shop and order online. Your order will be delivered right to your door for convenience.

Uses for Cotton Swabs

Cotton swabs have a variety of uses. Many people use swabs for personal care to clean delicate areas like the corners of their eyes and the outsides of their ears. Swabs can be used to dot on small amounts of ointments, creams and lotions as well as for makeup application. For all of their potential uses, there is one job that cotton swabs are not intended to do: cleaning the insides of the ears. Experts caution against sticking swabs into the ear canal, as doing so can cause injury.

Comparing Swab Tips

The first thing to consider when shopping for cotton swabs is the type of tip. Conventional cotton swabs have rounded tips that are ideal for a wide range of purposes. Some swabs have pointed tips. These products are typically used for applying makeup, skin care products and topical medications, as they are more precise. A small number of antimicrobial cotton swabs are available. The tips of these swabs are treated, allowing them to resist the growth of bacteria and other germs.

Evaluating Sticks

Sticks are another point of comparison between cotton swab products. The most affordable option has paper sticks wrapped with cotton material. Cotton swabs with plastic sticks are sturdier. Some people find them easier to use as a result. Manufacturers offer sticks in a wide range of colors and designs, so you can choose an option that is appealing to you.

Considering Package Type

Once you have narrowed down the options to focus on swabs with the right tips and sticks for your needs, you can consider the package options. For home use, it is typically most economical to purchase a large quantity of cotton swabs in a box. Some manufacturers offer large quantities of cotton swabs in plastic containers with lids that help keep swabs clean and fresh. Smaller plastic packages are convenient for travel, as they can fit into a handbag, toiletry bag or suitcase.