Styptics are a specific type of antihemorrhagic agent that contract tissues to seal injured blood vessels. Great for treating freshly cut nails the Styptic Powder is an effective and quick way to stop bleeding. This powder also reduces the risk of infection and the Benzocaine helps alleviate pain when applied to bleeding nails or minor cuts. The Styptic Powder should be applied generously on the nail or dip the nail into sufficient powder to thoroughly cover the affected area. Moderate pressure is to be applied until the bleeding stops.