Proud flesh is a fungus growth or excessive granulation which occurs in a wound. It may be seen when nature repairs the wound so rapidly that the inside or muscle tissue heals faster than the outside or skin does. Occasionally the use of too stimulating applications will cause the same result.
Treatment. The treatment consists in using the solid stick of silver nitrate which cauterizes the growth and healing then takes place, leaving a scar but not an excrescence.
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