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Silver Nitrate Medication
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
If silver nitrate treatment is interrupted by intercouse less than 1 week out then will it heal or does it have to be repeated????
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?
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?
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
Not advisable: The silver nitrate is likely being used to treat the area; let it do its work. Good luck! ...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
Science teacher was working with silver nitrate he got some on his nail and it turned brown I think he washed it of will anything toxic happen to him?
Not likely: thats a very small amount and the nail plate is not alive so it doesn't get into his blood stream anyway ...Read more
I am Bleeding 2 yrs post total hyster. Did have silver nitrate several times after surgery due to granulation. What could be the cause/reason to bleed?
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
You can file it off,: Or just wait for it to grow out. ...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
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?
I got my left nostril cauterized with silver nitrate this morning. I am flying in 7 days is it safe to fly?
Yes: Shouldn't be a problemGet a more detailed 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