Overgranulating exit sites. To use or not to use cautery/silver nitrate. How should it be treated.

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IAN SHEPPARD, Nurse from Dorchester, Dorset, UK asked
Overgranulating exit sites. To use or not to use cautery/silver nitrate. How should it be treated.

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I have needed to do this on several occasions. Use silver nitrate sticks applying to granulation tissue only. May need to repeat weekly 1 or 2 times. Soemtimes recurs weeks to months later and requires repeat treatment. Alert patient that there may be grey discoloration of the skin.

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