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How much faster does silver sulfadiazine help burns heal? What if you don't use any of it?

How much faster does silver sulfadiazine help burns heal?  What if you don't use any of it?

Not much.: While it is the most popular treatment for burns, there are more advanced treatments that work better and faster. It often causes an eschar (scab) at the edge of burns that actually slows healing, and it is not safe in infants. Hydrocolloid dressings not only speed the healing of burns, they also relieve the pain and need changed much less often than silver sulfadiazine or antibiotic dressings. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Dratch
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Whay store can I buy silver sulfadiazine cream over the counter?

Whay store can I buy silver sulfadiazine cream over the counter?

RX only in the US: Silver sulfadiazine requires a prescription in the us (silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or it's equivalents) and is not available over the counter. Great for burns. ...Read more

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Can i get a cream similar to silver sulfadiazine over the counter?

Can i get a cream similar to silver sulfadiazine over the counter?

No: It is a prescription for infected burns. You need to see a physician in order to reduce the chance of scarring if you have a second or third degree burn. If your skin is infected for other reasons you should see a physician. ...Read more

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How many days should silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) be used on large grease burn on face?

How many days should silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) be used on large grease burn on face?

Maybe zero: Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is generally not used on facial burns to avoid getting it in the eyes, which is not good. Rather, antibiotic ointment (e.g., bacitracin, polysporin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment) is used on facial burns. Such topical antimicrobials are used until the wounds are healed, 1 to 3 weeks for spontaneous 2nd-degree burn healing, or until skin grafting for 3rd-degree burns. ...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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Is it ok to use silver sulfadiazine cream on burning rashes around bikini area?

Is it ok to use silver sulfadiazine cream on burning rashes around bikini area?

Antibacterial cream: Silver sulfadiazine is an antibacterial cream, used mainly for burns on the skin. It is soothing for coating the open skin and protecting against infection. For burning skin lesions Hydrocortisone cream would be better. If you have a group of blisters that is burning, then Hydrocortisone can make it worse. If you are not sure which, then have it checked. ...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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Silver sulfadiazine cream, can it help with yeast infections?

Silver sulfadiazine cream, can it help with yeast infections?

Why try to use it?: It's a topical (surface) antibacterial cream for use on burns. Why not use when over the counter antifungals like butoconazole, Clotrimazole or micinazole are usually very effective.; relatively inexpensive. ...Read more

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Where can I get silver sulfadiazine cream to heal my sunburn?

Where can I get silver sulfadiazine cream to heal my sunburn?

Expensive overkill: 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. ...Read more

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