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Dr. Paul Dratch
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Sulfadiazine (Overview)

Sulfadiazine is a streptogramin which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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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

Dr. Paul Dratch
73 doctors shared insights

Sulfadiazine (Overview)

Sulfadiazine is a streptogramin which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Silver sulfadiazine good for sunburns?

Silver sulfadiazine good for sunburns?

Overkill: Silver sulfadiazine is used for significant second and third degree burns. It would be overkill for a sunburn unless is was an unusually severe burn. ...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

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How effective is silver sulfadiazine cream?

How effective is silver sulfadiazine cream?

Pretty good: Silver sulfadiazine cream is a cornerstone of burn treatment. It revolutionized burn care. That being said, a good surgical team needs to follow your burns to monitor for complications. ...Read more

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Is it safe for you to use silver sulfadiazine while on accutane?

Is it safe for you to use silver sulfadiazine while on accutane?

See your doctor: If you are using a prescription cream your doctor will decide that issue with you. Do not share some one else's creams as that increases your chance of infection. ...Read more

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Can I use silver sulfadiazine on a baby's diaper rash?

Can I use silver sulfadiazine on a baby's diaper rash?

Not under 2 months: It is safest to avoid silver sulfadiazine ("silvadene") on babies under 2 months of age. The cream is really most appropriate for burns, so i would advise perhaps zinc oxide instead for a typical diaper rash. Other alternatives include regular petroleum jelly or aquaphor, a+d ointment, or other diaper rash creams available otc. If things are getting worse, best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of 1% silver sulfadiazine cream without washing it off?

What are the side effects of 1% silver sulfadiazine cream without washing it off?

Less effective: It is important to remove the old cream before applying the new, otherwise the new cream isn't close enough to work effectively. ...Read more

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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

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Silver sulfadiazine good for sunburns?

Overkill: Silver sulfadiazine is used for significant second and third degree burns. It would be overkill for a sunburn unless is was an unusually severe burn. ...Read more

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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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Does silver sulfadiazine contain iodine?

Does silver sulfadiazine contain iodine?

No.: In addition to silver sulfadiazine, it contains white petrolatum, stearyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate, sorbitan mono-oleate, polyoxyl 40 stearate, propylene glycol, and water, with methylparaben 0.3% as a preservative. No iodine. ...Read more

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How effective is silver sulfadiazine cream?

Pretty good: Silver sulfadiazine cream is a cornerstone of burn treatment. It revolutionized burn care. That being said, a good surgical team needs to follow your burns to monitor for complications. ...Read more

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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

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Is silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) over the counter?

No: See your doctor if your skin is infected. It could go to cellulitis if you ignore it. It is is usually used for burns and they can cause scarring. ...Read more

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Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) for sunburn, is this okay?

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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Is there another product that is like silver sulfadiazine it that can be used for burns?

Is there another product that is like silver sulfadiazine  it that can be used for burns?

Silver Suladiazine: is the treatment of choice. If this not available then antibiotic ointments can be used. ...Read more

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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. Shari Jackson
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