Silver nitrate burns
Its not infected. The silver nitrate stings like that. Take a shower and let the water and soap get into the wound. The remnants of the silver nitrate are still there.
Great Question! Your picture looks as though you still have an opening in your incision. Keep area clean and dry. It is possible to keep hurting a day or so after silver nitrate. Watch the size of your incision- if it keeps getting larger call your plastic surgeon as soon as possible. If you run a fever also call your surgeon ASAP. Hopefully your wound will start closing soon! Good luck!
Pain after silver nitrate on hole caused from a spit stitch on TT incision. Normal for it to still be burning & hurting?
Thank you for your question and photograph and i am sorry to hear of your pain after the silver nitrate treatment. These sticks are a chemical cauterizer of tissue and can cause some discomfort for patients that may persist over 24 hours. It will color the treated tissues with a silver-black appearance but this will clear quickly as the body heals. If you start to have any signs of an infection - spreading redness, increased warmth, fever, nausea, etc - talk to your surgeon and ask to be seen. Hope this helps.
Silver nitrate is a commonly used chemical that cauterizes the area you put it on. This means to burn. So that sensation is normal. Also, it is siver/black so it causes the drainage to change colors.