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is it safe to use cornstarch to stop bleeding

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is it safe to use cornstarch to stop bleeding
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  DVM Dave replied 6 years ago.
Hello,

Yes, in a pinch any inert powder such as cornstarch, flour, or baking soda can be used to help stop bleeding. Direct pressure is good, too.

Hope that helps,

DVM Dave
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
do you sprinkle it on and leave it or should you put it on and apply pressue
Expert:  DVM Dave replied 6 years ago.
Put it on and leave it in place with direct pressure.
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