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I have cervical ectropion. Dr. treated it with silver nitrate yesterday. Moderate to heavy clotty bleeding today. Is this a normal side effect?

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 more

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Signs to look for ombilical infection being watched and treated with silver nitrate ?

Signs to look for ombilical infection being watched and treated with silver nitrate

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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

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How does silver nitrate help canker sores?

How does silver nitrate help canker sores?

Nerve endings: Silver nitrate, sulfuric acid, or citric acid are common medications applied to a canker sore. It chemically cauterizes the nerve endings in the area. The result is a potentially longer lasting ulcer but it doesn't hurt during the healing period. ...Read more

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Is silver nitrate an effective solution for nose bleeding?

Is silver nitrate an effective solution for nose bleeding?

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

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Is it dangerous to pop a blister caused by silver nitrate?

Is it dangerous to pop a blister caused by silver nitrate?

Not advisable: The silver nitrate is likely being used to treat the area; let it do its work. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long after silver nitrate is applied to the umbilical cord stump will it dry up?

How long after silver nitrate is applied to the umbilical cord stump will it dry up?

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