A 46-year-old member asked:
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can you use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) for stasis ulcers?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Silver sulfadiazine (silvadene) is a topical anti microbial ointment which can be used in venous stasis ulcers especially when there is dermatitis (inflammation / infection of the skin). This one of many agents that are used. Do not use if you have a sulfa allergy.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience Phlebology
It is used: Although silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is used for venous ulcers, it is rarely ever necessary. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) actually increases the risk of infection if you don't change it and reapply it a few times a day. Antibiotic creams and ointments have been shown to have no effect on ulcer healing. The mainstay of treatment for venous ulcers is compression, walking, and treating the underlying reflux that is causing the ulcer.
Answered on Oct 6, 2016
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