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Silver Nitrate Cpt Mouth Sore
Is it safe to order silver nitrate sticks online and apply it to a canker sore under my tongue without going to the dentist?
Not good idea: I suppose you could do that, but i would not advise it. Silver nitrate sticks work well for active bleeding, but likely would not do much more that make this sore hurt more and possibly delay healing.Better to rinse with salt water. You can apply orajel to the area for comfort while eating if needed. Dry with cotton tip and apply. Anything stronger and you risk increased irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
How long will there be any odor after silver nitrate treatment for granulation? Had a total hysterectomy 5 months ago due to cancer. Nervous!
No odor: Silver nitrate does not produce an odor. When used with a granuloma that is not healing well the silver acts as an antiseptic and allows for faster healing of a granulomatous wound. It was originally used in Argerol as a mouth wash and has been employed at other sites to heal a raw wound. Any odor wound come from an underlying seroma in a wound and should be checked by Gyn surgeon. ...Read more
Tricky: ohhh... not in a newborn! cannot say in your particular case, but generally, in the adult, there would be a break in the skin, redness, soreness, warmth, redness and purulence (possibly below the surface). ...Read more
You can file it off,: Or just wait for it to grow out. ...Read more
One week: If the silver nitrate treatment is not disturbed by tampons or intercourse. ...Read more
New born babies bad reactions to silver nitrate treatment. Had to be hospitalized. What to watch for now that he is home?
I have cervical ectropion. Dr. treated it with silver nitrate yesterday. Moderate to heavy clotty bleeding today. Is this a normal side effect?
Why Treated?: Cervical Ectropion is usually a normal, asymptomatic variation of the cervix, rarely requiring treatment unless vaginal discharge or post-coital (after sex) bleeding is very bothersome. The 1st treatment is usually to stop OCPs (like Yaz) which are often the cause of this phenomenon, Otherwise electrocautery is performed to ablate the bleeding vessels. Silver nitrate is not as effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I burned my lip with silver nitrate & spent 2 hrs scrubbing it off with salt water. It blistered the next day from the trauma. How do I treat it?
Family practice : Treat it symptomatically. Medicated lip balm would be appropriate lips heal nicely. It has a good blood supply. ...Read more
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