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Nasal cauterization done after severe nose bleeding. Black marks outside the nostril due to burn marks from nitrate. Will it heal?

My daughter had her nose cauterized after severe nose bleeds and now has black marks on the outside of her nostril . I think these are burn marks from the nitrate. Will this heal quickly? Also if there are any scabs on the inside of her nose in coming days should we just leave it until it falls out by itself. We don t want it to bleed obviously.
Asked On : Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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hi dear and welcome to HCM....
stain or mark due to nitrate is neither harmfull nor permanent.....there is no way to wash off or remove the stain by any way ,except the natural process ...
this mark will completetly disappear with time when the dead skin is replace by new skin .....
wish you good health ....
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