Pack Your Nose Full of…. Pork?

Because this blog began at least in part as a love letter to pork, I feel compelled to share this very Onion-like report from The Guardian: “Pork, the surprise remedy for a nosebleed“.

The article is packed full of disturbing quotes like, “cured salted pork crafted as a nasal tampon and packed within the nasal vaults successfully stopped nasal hemorrhage promptly”.

And if inserting bacon in your nostril isn’t weird enough, the piece quotes a doctor who explained in 1953 that the nasal tampon isn’t a quick fix: “”Salt pork placed in the nose and allowed to remain there for about five days has been used but the method is rather old-fashioned“. FIVE DAYS?

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