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I have been packed 6 days due to a nosebleed that put me in

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I have been packed 6 days due to a nosebleed that put me in the ER Doctor cauterized when I only asked him to look to see if past surgery was OK since I am to go on
Chemo. Packing has hardened with blood..I did ask for an anti-biotic and got Amox TR K CLV
How do I soften the packing before
they pull it out. Worry about more
bleeding due to that. Thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
That is indeed concerning.
The dryness can be addressed with saline nasal spray.
Saline nasal spray can be used 3-4 times a day.
This will moist the packing and will help to remove easily.
Also the doctor before removing it should soak the packing with saline water irrigation.
This way, you do not have to worry about bleeding.
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