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Silver Nitrate For Canker Sores
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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
Baby's stoma (gtube) has mild granulation (does not yet need shaving or silver nitrate). Can mild granulation go away on it's own with proper care?
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
I had a total hyst. 12/3. I've had Gran. tissue burned w/ silver nitrate 6 x's now. Dr says surgery to cut it out to relieve pain? What do u think?
Not advisable: The silver nitrate is likely being used to treat the area; let it do its work. Good luck! ...Read more
No. : Nosebleeds are most associated with nasal dryness, nasal trauma including picking, nasal deformity including septal deviation, and having thin blood from blood thinners or other medical conditions. Silver nitrate can seal prominent blood vessels on the septum but if none of the above factors change, the bleeding can recur after weeks, months, or years. ...Read more
Pretty quickly: I seldom use this unless I am treating an oozing remnant, but it drys the tissue it touches almost immediately. Occasionally i'll have to retreat in a day or two if they were very soupy at the start. ...Read more
I burned my lip with silver nitrate & then scrubbed the stain off with salt water, taking lip skin off. I now have a blistered lip. Do i keep it dry?
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