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Question about action of astrigent?
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Dr. Thomas Mchugh
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In brief: Astringent
An astringent is a pharmaceutical medication used to stop normal, minor bleeding problems.
Alum, which stings, is a fine example. You can find it in a pharmacy as a styptic pencil or something similar. Astringents used by a non medical individual should only be used on minor scratches. Anything deep or resists clotting, should be seen by a professional in case an artery or stitches are required.

In brief: Astringent
An astringent is a pharmaceutical medication used to stop normal, minor bleeding problems.
Alum, which stings, is a fine example. You can find it in a pharmacy as a styptic pencil or something similar. Astringents used by a non medical individual should only be used on minor scratches. Anything deep or resists clotting, should be seen by a professional in case an artery or stitches are required.
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