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I have a cut in my nose and its bleeding a lot. What would be the best way to handle this?
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Bacitracin ointment
You most likely have a folliculitis which is an infection of the hair follicles inside your nose.
This hurts a lot and bleeds from time to time. Bacitracin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment put inside your nose with a clean finger (not a qtip) 4 to 5 times a day can help a lot. If it does not clear within 10 days you need to see an ENT doctor. Stay away from neosporin or neomycin as this med can irritate.

In brief: Bacitracin ointment
You most likely have a folliculitis which is an infection of the hair follicles inside your nose.
This hurts a lot and bleeds from time to time. Bacitracin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment put inside your nose with a clean finger (not a qtip) 4 to 5 times a day can help a lot. If it does not clear within 10 days you need to see an ENT doctor. Stay away from neosporin or neomycin as this med can irritate.
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