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A 36-year-old member asked:

How do you correctly apply silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) to a burn?

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Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Thin coat: Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is used to suppress bacterial growth. It only takes a thin application, best applied with a gauze pad.It needs to be washed and re-applied every 8 hours. It is ineffective after 8 hours.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can i put silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream on small burn with denuded skin?

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Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Second-degree burns: ... Will heal on their own, given good wound care and good nutrition. Burns on the face should be gooped up with antibiotic ointment several times a day; no dressings are necessary. Burn wounds elsewhere can have antibiotic ointment or silver sulfadiazine (silvadene) applied and then dressed with dressing changes daily in conjunction with a bath/shower.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How often should I apply silver sulfadiazine cream on a burn?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Every 6 hours: You can apply silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) anywhere from 2 x per day up to 4 x per day. Apply with a thick coating.
Last updated Oct 27, 2020


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