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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Charcoal: The Magical Powder in Wound Healing

Nirmala M. Emmanuel, Irene George, Vidya Konduru, Esther Gracy A

Abstract: Facial edema following oral surgeries is inevitable. It disfigures the person physically, emotionally and socially during the initial post -operative period. Anti-inflammatory drugs, though reducing the swelling, are usually accompanied by side effects. Activated charcoal is a locally applied medication with no side effects, which can reduce post-operative edema significantly. This article focuses on the effects of activated charcoal on post-operative edema of the face and neck.

Keywords: edema, activated charcoal, wound, nursing care



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