Although gauze is the preferred material for packing the postnasal space to control postadenoidectomy bleeding, other materials such as sponge, a Foley catheter, bismuth iodoform paraffin paste
in gauze, and calcium sodium alginate dressing have been described.
Under the terms of the agreement, Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will supply a number of Martindale Pharmas key specialty generic products including Bismuth Iodoform Paraffin Paste
(BIPP) and Lidocaine and Phenylephrine Topical Solution, both routine treatments in Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery.
The most common packing materials used for anterior nasal packing are Paraffin gauze, Vaseline gauze, Merocel impregnated with antibiotic ointment, gelfoam, surgicel, bismuth iodoform paraffin paste