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September 1967

A Powder Blower for Otologic Use

Author Affiliations

USA, Fort Carson, Colo
From the US Army Hospital, Fort Carson, Colo. Dr. Yarington is now with the West Virginia School of Medicine, Morgantown.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1967;86(3):356. doi:10.1001/archotol.1967.00760050358024
Abstract

MOST otologists use dry powder medication in the treatment of various cases such as mastoid cavity infections, preparation for tympanoplasty, and other problems. Various powder blowers and medications have been employed. It is the purpose of this brief report to draw attention to a ready made dispenser with medicated powder which has been found useful.

The plastic squeeze bottle (Figure) is furnished with several disposable plastic nozzles and 15 gm of medicated powder containing furazolidone buffered at a pH of 4

Powder blower.  when in aqueous solution. Although designed as a vaginal insufflation mechanism the device is readily adapted to otologic use. The bacteriologic spectrum, pH, and rare sensitization are ideal for use in the ear. The design of the apparatus is also appropriate. If desired, capsulated medication may be used in the insert as with other powder blowers. From an economic standpoint this apparatus is ideal.The powder blower

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