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Silvadene over the counter equivalent

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Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
Pharmacology 41 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
Family Medicine 35 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
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Dr. Megan Jack
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Second degree burn: The biggest risk for 2nd degree burns are infection and scarring. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is by prescription only. You should apply an ointmen... Read More
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
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37 years experience
Probably not: If the skin is intact there is no need to apply silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream. It is not over the counter. You can use regenecare to keep thin... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Not in USA: Silver sulfadiazine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 19 years experience
Silverex?: Silverrex is silver sulfadiazine and requires a prescription in the us.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine & 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
NONE: Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is not effective against fungus. The expiration date is not relavent.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Offner
Trauma Surgery 41 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.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Burns: This is a wonderful antiburn, antibiotic cream that stimulates granulation tissue to heal over burned areas, diabetic ulcers, common scrapes of the sk... Read More
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