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A 34-year-old member asked:

If had nosebleed, used afrin (oxymetazoline) spray, how soon should one start ky jelly to moisten nose?

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Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
KY or saline gel: After the bleeding stops use KY or saline gel multiple times throughout the day. Saline solution may soften the crusting. Use Afrin (oxymetazoline) for 3 days after the cessation of bleeding to constrict intranasal blood vessels (if not contraindicated).
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