Woltra Nick Relief Styptic Pencils are old school, most younger people are not aware of how well they work! These are a staple in our home and first aid go bag. Minor scrapes and cuts are quickly stopped with the styptic pencil, much better than watching my father walk around with tolite paper stuck to his nicks from shaving. How do old school women use these, we did not have the sense to run it under water which is optimal, but we dabbed it on our tongue and used it on our bleed rinsed and dried for next time. They last a very long time, taste terrible but work 100% of the time.