A member asked:

Silver sulfadiazine good for sunburns?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Patrick Offner answered

Specializes in Trauma Surgery

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.

Answered Feb 27, 2021

5.7k views

Thank

Still have questions?

Get the best care from a doctor who knows you.

Book a Video Appointment
appScreen
Sponsor Content
Dr. Michael Miller answered

Specializes in Wound care

Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps.

Answered Jun 30, 2016

4.9k views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

Does silver sulfadiazine contain iodine?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

A member asked:

What is silver sulfadiazine cream used for?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

A member asked:

How effective is silver sulfadiazine cream?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

A member asked:

Where to buy silver sulfadiazine cream otc?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

A member asked:

Do they use silver sulfadiazine for general herpes?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor
...