Physicians treat proud flesh by cutting or scraping to remove it and applying sticks of silver nitrate twice daily, according to Randy Jacobs, M.D. Applying antibiotics to the area or taking them orally to fight a bacterial or fungal infection helps the area to heal, stopping proud flesh development.
Proud flesh, or persistent granulation tissue, develops when a wound fails to heal, notes Dr. Jacobs. Contaminated or infected wounds may develop proud flesh, which is tissue that resembles red jelly. The body produces granulation tissue during the healing process, but it become proud flesh when it does not mature to be replaced by new skin.