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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

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more


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Can I use econazole nitrate for genital warts?

Can I use econazole nitrate for genital warts?

No: That is an antifungal medication, used to treat yeast infections. henital warts are caused by HPV, a virus that is passed sexually. At your age, you should be getting the Guardisil vaccine to reduce your per risk of cervical cancer and future warts. In the meantime, there are several treatments for the cueprrent warts, but they require a prescription or a procedure performed by your GYN. ...Read more

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Econazole nitrate cream 1% is a dipper rash cream?

Econazole nitrate cream 1% is a dipper rash cream?

Econazole: If you are asking if econazole can be used in the diaper area, the answer is yes. It is used for fungal type of rash. It can also be used for athletes foot. ...Read more

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How does silver nitrate help canker sores?

How does silver nitrate help canker sores?

Nerve endings: Silver nitrate, sulfuric acid, or citric acid are common medications applied to a canker sore. It chemically cauterizes the nerve endings in the area. The result is a potentially longer lasting ulcer but it doesn't hurt during the healing period. ...Read more

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Can silver nitrate applicators be used to get rid of canker sores faster?

Can silver nitrate applicators be used to get rid of canker sores faster?

Sometimes: I prefer, mixing iodine to glycerin (one part iodine, 4 parts glycerin) mix and apply small amount with cotton tip applicator. ...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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Can econazole nitrate (topical) 1% cream be used to treat shingles?

Can econazole nitrate (topical) 1% cream be used to treat shingles?

No.: No, for two reasons. Econazole is an anti-FUNGAL drug, while shingles is due to a VIRAL infection. Second, econazole works only where applied, on the surface of the skin. Shingles manifests in the skin, but the infection resides in the dorsal root ganglion near the spinal cord. Risk of shingles may be reduced with vaccination. It may be treated with some ant-viral drugs, such as valacyclovir. ...Read more

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Can miconazole nitrate cream cure bv?

Can miconazole nitrate cream cure bv?

No: Miconazole is an antifungal. Bv is caused by gardnerella vaginalis, a bacterium. Bv is usually treated with Flagyl or Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) and sometimes with ampicillin. ...Read more

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Silver sulfadiazine cream good for ance razer bumps?

Silver sulfadiazine cream good for ance razer bumps?

Razor Bumps: Shave with an electric razor, which does not cut as closely to the skin as a traditional razor. If using a traditional razor, make sure that it is not rusty or dull. Use a shaving gel (rather than cream) and always shave in the direction the hair grows. Avoid pulling the skin taut while shaving---while this results in a close shave, it also can result in razor bumps. Otc bump patrol is helpful. ...Read more

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Do they use silver sulfadiazine for general herpes?

Do they use silver sulfadiazine for general herpes?

Not usually: This med is not used for genital herpes. It is usually used on significant burns at risk for infection. ...Read more