throat pack

throat pack

Naturopathy
An alternative therapy for various head and neck complaints that consists of placing a warm, wet towel over the neck, which is believed by its advocates to be useful for tonsillitis.
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In accordance with accepted practice both worldwide and in our institution, a throat pack was inserted into the pharynx of a nine-year-old boy undergoing surgical removal of six teeth under general anaesthesia.
Subsequent detailed inspection of the foam throat pack revealed that a piece, corresponding with that recovered from the child, was missing from the side of the pack (Figure 1).
The most likely cause of the tearing of this foam throat pack was the use of Magill forceps to place the pack at the start of the surgical procedure.
In our theatre we record throat pack placement on the patient, in the anaesthetic notes and with the theatre swab count as previously recommended (2-4).
Strepsils has launched Throat Pack as part of its an Understanding Sore Throats campaign which is a set of information cards describing causes and relief.
For a free Throat Pack send your name and address on a postcard to: Strepsils Understanding Sore Throats, 5th Floor, 35 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4SG.