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    11-11-2011, 04:03 AM
Question Proud Flesh?? Warning -Graphic Photos.

Once again, I have a health question about Merlin.
He cut his pastern on some corrugated iron...Now the cut has gotten wider and appears to have proud flesh! I've read up alot about this. I've been using Debrisol spray on it and scrubbing it with gauze, and Vetadine.
It isnt going past the skin level too much I think...Ill get a side profile photo too
Also, Im in Australia and we don't have Wonder dust here.
Heres some pictures of what it started out as, and how its going =/
Last photo is todays
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    11-11-2011, 08:01 AM
Do you have grocery stores that sell pickling lime? It's usually in where they sell canning jars, etc.

A key ingredient to products like wonder dust is pickling lime ;) (NOT BARN or AG LIME).

When I have wounds like that, I spray Schreiner's herbal Solution on it and then sprinkle pickling lime. You'd be surprised how they heal :)
    11-11-2011, 08:46 AM
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I swear by the ole Wonder Dust. It is great at dissolving granulated flesh.

    11-11-2011, 08:48 AM
Goosey said Wonder Dust isn't available there.
    11-11-2011, 08:49 AM
I hear that Underwood's Horse Medicine works on proud flesh. It works on everything else I've tried it on!
    11-11-2011, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by TwistedWire    
Goosey said Wonder Dust isn't available there.
Sorry, I missed that. Try this product. It is available in Australia.

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    11-11-2011, 09:01 AM
I second Underwoods. It may be tough to get though. I can't find it at any walk in store remotely close to me, I have to order it. It's some fabulous stuff!
    11-11-2011, 09:18 AM
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I can heartily recommend Ranvet's Yellow Lotion and I have also used Manuka Honey very successfully. Watch out that the Manuka honey has a UMF factor of above 20, it's about three times the price of the normal stuff but is much more potent.

Yellow Lotion:
    11-11-2011, 09:54 AM
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First of all -- Do not wash or get any water on this wound. After the initial cleaning at the time of the injury, water only causes proud flesh.

The active ingredient in almost all proud flesh medications is Copper Sulfate. It is 'caustic' and literall 'eats up'e proud flesh so you put it on when the proud flesh extends beyond the skin surface and leave it alone or put a creme like lanolin or Bag Balm when the proud flesh is not protruding. You will usually alternate it every other day until the wound disappears.

Underwoods also has Copper Sulfate in it. It is why it does not promote the growth of proud flesh.

There is another caustic that I am sure you can get anywhere. It is a 'Silver Nitrate Stick'. Silver Nitrite is a caustic used by both MDs and Vets and should be available anywhere in the world. It is cheap and it will eat out the proud flesh quite easily.

You can also check the on-line Vet product catalogs for places like Valley Vet. They do ship International. The lady that handles international orders is going to call me back later today. I use a product they sell called
Prouds off'. It is just a concentrated Copper Sulfate salve in a small jar. It is VERY effective.

Your quickest and cheapest solution, though, would be to get Silver Nitrate sticks from a pharmacy, Vet or Dr.

Hope this helps. And, in the future, don't wash a cut or wound after the first day and the initial cleaning. It will heal more quickly and will avoid most of the proud flesh problems.
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    11-11-2011, 07:03 PM
Originally Posted by Cherie    
First of all -- Do not wash or get any water on this wound. After the initial cleaning at the time of the injury, water only causes proud flesh.
Okay so no washing it with the betadine solution anymore? Just keep spraying it and let it get scabby?
And some cream for when it isnt protruding anymore. Lanolin, got it.

I think I will try and order some Wonder Dust, just to have handy if there is a next time. Every time I research this I end up with Wonder Dust :P

Anyone else second on stop scrubbing the scabby bits off?
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