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Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) Cream: There are many references in medical literature regarding silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream being used in the treatment of eczema. The major use is when the eczema is advanced enough that sores are present and an anti-microbial in indicated to reduce the risk of infection. I would not use it unless there are open sores or an indication of infection as it may contribute to inflammation if the skin is sensitive. ...Read more
NO: Get an antifungal. There are several creams available without prescription. The generics are not expensive. They include miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconazole, terbinafine. The most effective is oral terbinafine. Many skin disorders may look like "ring worm" but are not caused by fungus. If you fail to respond to this treatment you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I got burned by fireworks and the blister isn't popped do I put silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream on it now or do I need to wait or pop it?
Fireworks: can cause burns. A blister is typically asecond degree burn. If the blister is intact do not routinely break it as infection can deepen and worsen an injury and the intact skin is a barrier, however cleanlness and topical antibiotics such as silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) are commonly used. The best treatment for fireworks inury is prevention!! https://www.facebook.com/handinjuryprevention/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For a small second degree burn that happened 3 hours ago, do I need to put silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream on it? Is it available over the counter?
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time i wouldn't use an ointment on blisters at all silva dine no help now. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hello Doctor, is it safe to use Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream on Penis?
I had a dettol burn on penis (the tip)
Yes: but I would be evaluated for a burn, especially in this area. ...Read more