A 50-year-old member asked:
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how much does nose cauterization hurt?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Variable: Pain is relative and what one person says is a slight twinge may be quite painful for another. That said, i usually apply a topical anesthetic first. This tends to make the procedure more comfortable.
Answered on Jun 12, 2018

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