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Cauterization (Definition)

Cauterization is the term for the use of a device which uses heat to treat tissues, most commonly at surgery to diminish bleeding but also externally for bleeding such as nasal bleeding. It can also be used to remove lesions on the skin ...Read more


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How painful is nose cauterization?

How painful is nose cauterization?

Depends: Nose cauterisation is not pleasant but most doctors spray local anaesthetic before cauterisation and that helps to decrease the pain. ...Read more

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How much does nose cauterization hurt?

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. ...Read more

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When after nasal cauterization do I have to wait to blow my nose?

When after nasal cauterization do I have to wait to blow my nose?

Nose cautery: After nasal cautery, you really want to let the nose heal. Try to avoid blowing your nose for 2-3 days, longer if more bleeding stirs up after cautery. Keep the nose moist with saline, too. This facilitates the healing if the lining of the nose after treatment. You can also prevent drying of the nose by putting a little vaseline just inside the openings if the nose. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use afrin (oxymetazoline) after nose cauterization?

Yes: I routinely recommend Afrin for three days after nasal cautery. Also use saline for crusting, saline gel to coat the nasal musosa and no vigorous nose blowing. ...Read more

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After cauterization yesterday, how likely is it that my nose will bleed on-board a plane flight tomorrow?

After cauterization yesterday, how likely is it that my nose will bleed on-board a plane flight tomorrow?

Use saline gel: After cautery you are likely to have the equivalent of a scab on the inside of your nose where the heat was applied. Healing of a cautery site occurs best in a moist environment as moisture prevents premature separation of the scab (bleeding). Airplanes have low humidity (moisture) and can dry the nose out. Avoid Aspirin and use a saline gel product such as ayr. It is easy to use while traveling. ...Read more

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How can you stop nosebleeds with nose cauterization?

How can you stop nosebleeds with nose cauterization?

Sealing the vessel: Nosebleeds are caused by a bleeding blood vessel or several small vessels, usually on the middle wall of one nostril. Cauterization means using heat, electricity or a chemical to essentially burn the edges of the vessel and seal it closed so blood won't leak anymore. ...Read more

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My son had his nose cauterized 2 years ago. The past two days he has had about a dozen severe nose bleeds. Does cauterization stop working?

My son had his nose cauterized 2 years ago. The past two days he has had about a dozen severe nose bleeds. Does cauterization stop working?

Did its job: Cauterization is not forever it is for today & maybe this week. The nasal membranes re-establish the tiny capillary network within days/weeks to add moisture to the air we breathe so our lungs don't get too dried out by dry air. Your kid has issues with irritants or allergies that should be addressed long term. For now, get in and stop the bleeding for today. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of mark left from a nasal cauterization?

How do I get rid of mark left from a nasal cauterization?

Where is mark?: That would depend on what the mark looks like and where it is. Also when and for what reason did you have a nasal cauterization? ...Read more

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Any connection between a nasal cauterization and then face pain following that?

Any connection between a nasal cauterization and then face pain following that?

Very common: After nasal cauterization, you may feel itching and pain in your nose and face for for 5 to 10 days. If concerned see your doctor for post-op appointment. ...Read more

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Nasal bleeding septal cauterization procedure?

Nasal bleeding septal cauterization procedure?

Nasal bleed.: Cauterizing a septal bleed is a very common and effective procedure for the commonest forms of nose bleeds, the anterior bleeds. ...Read more

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In situations where cauterization is recommended in nostril to prevent recurring nosebleeds, can the body eventually mend this problem on its own?

In situations where cauterization is recommended in nostril to prevent recurring nosebleeds, can the body eventually mend this problem on its own?

Emollient: Agree with the answer given by Dr. Pool. You may help yourself by applying a very small amount of an emollient, like Vaseline, to the opening of the nose, on the inside. This will prevent excessive drying of the area that generally bleeds. Be sure to not over do the emollient. ...Read more

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One person said they now had holes in their nose from too many cauterizations when younger. Could this only happen because of bad ENT procedures?

One person said they now had holes in their nose from too many cauterizations when younger. Could this only happen because of bad ENT procedures?

Septal Perforations: They can be caused by cautery, cocaine, otc nasal sprays, nasal surgery or other more unusual diseases. They tend to crust and bleed if the septal care ledge or bone is exposed. This can be easily fixed but I don't recommend trying to patch the perforation... The failure rate is high and the scars / flaps from the surgery can block the airway and it's unnecessary to close the hole. ...Read more

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How can I tell what kind of features I have and how to get a flatter nose, is there any way?

How can I tell what kind of features I have and how to get a flatter nose, is there any way?

Not sure what the: First part of the question is asking. If you are unhappy with the contours of your nose - consider consultation with an ENT surgeon or a cosmetic surgeon. ...Read more

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I snorted cocaine four hours ago and now my nose kind of hurts and its bleading, but not gushing. Just a little. Should be worried?

I snorted cocaine four hours ago and now my nose kind of hurts and its bleading, but not gushing. Just a little. Should be worried?

Not too much.: If you use frequently, this could be a very bad sign of impending nasal septal perforation. If just a one time event, hold pressure x 5 minutes to treat mucosal irritation. ...Read more

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