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Stop a Shaving Nick from Bleeding
The next time you draw blood as you whisk a razor around your ankle or knee, swipe a dot of antiperspirant onto your finger and hold it on the cut, says Jeffrey Benabio, MD, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the University of California San Diego. The aluminum chloride derivatives found in most antiperspirants, used to constrict sweat glands, can also shrink blood vessels, slowing blood flow and creating a clot. — Alessandra Foresto