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Medical ContextPlay
Used primarily in medical settings to collect samples or apply treatments. SlideThe doctor used a swab to collect cells for the lab test.
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Not for EarsPlay
Although commonly used, medical advice suggests not using swabs to clean ears. SlideUse a washcloth instead of a swab to clean your ears safely.
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Disposable ItemPlay
Swabs are often disposable and should be discarded after one use to prevent contamination. SlideAfter cleaning the cut, she threw the swab away.