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How do you treat granulation tissue?

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2008-06-17 04:25:38

Granulation tissue is a kind of tissue generated in a healing

wound to both break down damaged tissue and to help prevent

infection, however, sometimes growth of granulation tissue can be

too robust. An excess of granulation tissue is informally known in

the medical community as "proud flesh". Depending on the specifics

of your case, a treating physician may apply a fine layer of silver

nitrate to the excess tissue. This, in effect, cauterizes the

granulation tissue (though the process is reportedly painless) and

allows new healthy cell growth above that layer of flesh.

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