Silver nitrate is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent commonly used in a wound dressing to prepare a wound for healing. In the correct concentration, silver controls mold, yeast, and bacteria. Silver kills microbes by i... More »

Hypergranulation tissue may be treatable through a number of methods, including silver nitrate, vapor-permeable dressings and surgical lasers, as detailed on Podiatry Today. Hypergranulation tissue sometimes occurs on he... More »

Skin barnacles are noncancerous lesions on the skin, explains About.com. The clinical name for skin barnacles is seborrheic keratoses. Skin barnacles vary in size from slightly raised areas in the skin to large dark lump... More »

A debriding agent is a substance that removes dead tissue or debris from a wound to allow effective healing. Debridement minimizes the risk of infection and stops the spread of unhealthy tissue or infection. Some example... More »

Silver nitrate is a corrosive chemical substance made from silver and nitric acid. It is administered either in stick form or a liquid form diluted with water. More »

To care for a healing broken wrist after removing a cast, doctors recommend cleaning the skin gently with warm water and mild soap using gauze pads or a soft cloth and caring for any open wound as instructed by a health ... More »

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To use Dakin's solution for wound care, apply it as a cleanser or irrigation by pouring it on the affected region, instructs WebMD. You can also spray the solution on the injured area, or use it to dampen wound dressings... More »