A 35-year-old member asked:
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can i get a cream similar to silver sulfadiazine over the counter?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
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 burn. If your skin is infected for other reasons you should see a physician.
Answered on Oct 1, 2019

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Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
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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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Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
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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. Joseph Eastern
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