Chemical Cauterization / Topical Immunotherapy

 Chemical Cauterization / Topical Immunotherapy

The medical practice or technique of cauterization c. 1400, from Old French cauterisier, from Late Latin cauterizare "to burn or brand with a hot iron," from Greek ____________ > kauteriazein, from kauter "burning or branding iron," from kaiein "to burn" . Related: Cauterized; cauterizing. is the burning of part of a body to remove or close off a part of it in a process called cautery, which destroys some tissue in an attempt to mitigate bleeding and damage, remove an undesired growth-or minimize other potential medical harm, such as infections when antibiotics are unavailable. The practice was once widespread for treatment of wounds. Its utility before the advent of antibiotics was said to be effective on several levels:

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