tampon

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tampon

a plug of lint, cotton wool, cotton, etc., inserted into an open wound or body cavity to stop the flow of blood, absorb secretions, etc., esp one inserted into the vagina to absorb menstrual blood

Tampon

 

a strip or plug of sterile gauze inserted in a wound or body cavity to restrain hemorrhage or to absorb secretions from a wound. Tampons are kept in place for a period of time corresponding to the purpose for which they are used.

tampon

[′tam‚pän]
(medicine)
A plug of absorbent material, such as cotton or sponge, inserted into a cavity as packing.
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We speculate that in our case, the insertion or inflation of the nasal tampon, or perhaps a subsequent sneeze, resulted in airflow through the cribriform plate.
2) The material used in nasal packs has evolved from ribbon gauze to expandable polyvinyl acetate (PVA) polymer sponges and inflatable nasal tampons.
Use of nasal tampons is not only easier than standard postnasal packing, it is more logical.