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After cauterization yesterday, how likely is it that my nose will bleed on-board a plane flight tomorrow?
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Dr. Brock Ridenour
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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