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Dr. James Jeng
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Silver Sulfadiazine (Definition)

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Can you use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream on eczema?

Can you use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream on eczema?

Yes: Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream is useful as an antibiotic and occlusive agent. The occlusion will help eczema. Eczema is helped greatly by not drying the skin and by moisture. Some additives such as fragrances and formaldehyde (in dryer sheets) can worsen eczema. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream is safe to use for eczema?

Does anyone know if silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream is safe to use for eczema?

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

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Can silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream cure ringworm?

Can silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream cure ringworm?

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

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

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

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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What is silver sulfadiazine cream used for?

What is silver sulfadiazine cream used for?

Burns: This is a wonderful antiburn, antibiotic cream that stimulates granulation tissue to heal over burned areas, diabetic ulcers, common scrapes of the skin... ...Read more

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