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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.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can silver sulfadiazine cream be used on turf burn?

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Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Second-degree burns: ..., such as an abrasion or "road rash, " 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 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.
A 36-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
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 40-year-old member asked:

What is silver sulfadiazine cream used for?

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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 skin...
A 42-year-old member asked:

How effective is silver sulfadiazine cream?

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Dr. Ernest Block
Trauma Surgery 36 years experience
Pretty good: Silver sulfadiazine cream is a cornerstone of burn treatment. It revolutionized burn care. That being said, a good surgical team needs to follow your burns to monitor for complications.

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