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10 As for the polypus which grows in the nostrils, I have already laid down elsewhere that the best treatment is with the knife. Therefore this too should be loosened from the bone by a sharp instru[p. 367]ment, shaped like a spear head, care being taken not to injure the cartilage under it, which is difficult to treat. When detached it is to be extracted by an iron hook; then the nostril is gently filled with lint folded or in a roll, soaked in something to stop the bleeding; when the bleeding has stopped, the ulceration is to be cleaned with a lint plug. When it is clean, insert a quill (as described above in the case of the ear), smeared with the medicament which causes a scar to form until healing is completed.
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