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Odor Reducing Dressing

Aka: Odor Reducing Dressing, Malodorous Wound, Fungating Growth, Carbonet, Kaltocarb, Lyofoam C
  1. Dressings
    1. Metronidazole gel applied to wound
    2. Activated Charcoal Dressings
      1. Carbonet
      2. Kaltocarb
      3. Lyofoam C
  2. General Measures
    1. Increase dressing change frequency
    2. Consider Yogurt or buttermilk dressings
    3. Charcoal briquettes around the house
    4. Allow fresh air into home
    5. Avoid Dakin's Solution
  3. References
    1. Bello (2000) JAMA 283(6): 716-8 [PubMed]
    2. Degreef (1998) Dermatol Clin 16(2): 365-75 [PubMed]
    3. Findlay (1996) Am Fam Physician 54(5): 1519-28 [PubMed]
    4. Habif (1996) Clinical Derm, Mosby, p. 810-13
    5. Knapp (1999) Pediatr Clin North Am 46(6):1201-13 [PubMed]
    6. Krasner (1995) Prevention Management Pressure Ulcers
    7. Lewis (1996) Med-Surg Nursing, Mosby, p. 199-200
    8. Lueckenotte (1996) Gerontologic Nurs., Mosby, p. 800-7
    9. PUGP (1995) Am Fam Physician 51(5):1207-22 [PubMed]
    10. PUGP (1994) Pressure Ulcer Treatment, AHCPR 95-0653
    11. Way (1991) Current Surgical, Lange, p.95-108

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