I had my nose electrically cauterized on Feb. 1 after four really bad nose bleeds in five months. The doctor gave me no idea what to expect in the coming days. So far, my nose has been running a bit (clear discharge), but that's not unusual for me, especially this time of year (allergies). Should I be moisturizing the scab inside my nose? If so, with what? When will it be safe to blow my nose again? I had stopped using antihistamines for my allergies because I was told they could dry out my nose and cause it to bleed? Is it safe for me to start using them again?
Sorry for all the questions, but the doctor didn't answer any of them Friday, and he has told me I don't need a follow up visit. I'm kind of on my own.
I never had my nose packed, but my nose stopped dripping after a couple of weeks. Keeping my nose moisturized with Vaseline seemed to help the healing a lot. And the good news is, I haven't had a nose bleed since I had the cauterization.View Thread
FYI, I sometimes have the same discharge you describe, and today is day 9 for me. The ENT I saw has, unfortunately, made himself unavailable for follow-up questions, so I'm winging it. I'm assuming that if my nose isn't bleeding, swollen or painful, then things are OK.View Thread