Buginaria. Nasal Bougies.


Related entry: Cereoli - Gelato-Glycerin

Nasal bougies are medicated pencils, specially adapted for the application of medicinal substances to the nostrils. They resemble urethral bougies in shape and diameter, but are 3 3/16 inches in length and are usually made with a gelatin basis. The basis should be melted at a low temperature, and the active ingredients, in fine powder, added with constant stirring, and when the mixture is about to set to a solid mass it should be poured down a warmed glass rod into suitable moulds.

The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1911, was published by direction of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.