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Picking At Dried Bloods Near Nostril, Did I Ruin Results?

I had rhino 8 days ago. The nurse told me to clean with qtip. There was a small piece dry blood stuck to my rim of nostrils slightly inside. I tried to remove it with my fingers, then a qtip. I left it because I realized it may be stitches. Now I'm no nervous I feel sick that I may have ruined my results. My nostril looks very assymetrical and the place where dry blood was looks swollen. My doctor is from another town I can't show him. Please tell me I have not ruined my results.

Doctor Answers (2)

Unlikely to have caused any permanent damage to the nose

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It is unlikely that you did any permanent damage to your nose from trying to clean dried blood.  Try a product like Ocean it is a spray of saline solution that can help to dissolve this dried on blood.  


Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Dry blood on nasal rim and results

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I doubt that gently removing dry blood along your nostril rim would cause problems. I tell patients that it is softest and easiest to remove after showering.  But you should see your doctor if you are concerned.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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