Q. A freak razor blade accident sliced the edges of my nose. The bleeding wouldn't stop.
Before going to the emergency room I checked "Stop Bleeding" on the computer. I read that one can make a paste of cayenne pepper–enough to amply cover the wound. The bleeding should stop in ten seconds, it said. Mine took 15 seconds.
A. We have heard from many people who have used ground black pepper to stop bleeding. Although we have also heard that cayenne pepper works, your story is the first to describe success. We assume you made the paste by mixing it with water.
High-tech solutions for minor cuts can be purchased in pharmacies. Look for products such as QR Powder, QuikClot Sport or BloodSTOP.