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Silvadene over the counter equivalent

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
No: See your doctor if your skin is infected. It could go to cellulitis if you ignore it. It is is usually used for burns and they can cause scarring.

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A member asked:
Pharmacology 40 years experience
RX only in the US: Silver sulfadiazine requires a prescription in the us (silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or it's equivalents) and is not available over the counter. Gre... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
No: It is a prescription for infected burns. You need to see a physician in order to reduce the chance of scarring if you have a second or third degree b... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
Family Medicine 34 years experience
No: I don't know what you define as "small" or where the burn is. But, second degree burn means there is a blister. It can be treated by applying any ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Not in USA: Silver sulfadiazine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Silverex?: Silverrex is silver sulfadiazine and requires a prescription in the us.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) not needed: Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) contains a silver salt that reduces bacterial growth. Its used on severe burns and wounds to reduce infection. Its not... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects.... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
NONE: Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is not effective against fungus. The expiration date is not relavent.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Offner
Trauma Surgery 40 years experience
Overkill: Silver sulfadiazine is used for significant second and third degree burns. It would be overkill for a sunburn unless is was an unusually severe burn.