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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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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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Can silver sulfadiazine cream be used on turf burn?

Can silver sulfadiazine cream be used on turf burn?

Second-degree burns: Second-degree burns, such as an abrasion or "road rash, " 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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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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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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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 does silver sulfadiazine cream help with eczema?

How does silver sulfadiazine cream help with eczema?

No: That cream is usually used for second degree burns-ie when you get a blister from a burn. ...Read more

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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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Can I use silver sulfadiazine 1% cream on face (10 & 13 years old)for sunburn?

Can I use silver sulfadiazine 1% cream on face (10 & 13 years old)for sunburn?

Sunburn: There's no reason not to try it. There have been reports that it works. It does help, when there is blistering. Remember that sunscreen!!!! ...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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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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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: 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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My 12 year old and 9 year old have a sunburn. Can I use 1% silver sulfadiazine cream on their sunburn?

My 12 year old and 9 year old have a sunburn. Can I use 1% silver sulfadiazine cream on their 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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What antibiotics who you suggest for herpes and can I use silver sulfadiazine cream for the outside area.

What antibiotics who you suggest for herpes and can I use silver sulfadiazine cream for the outside area.

Acyclovir and others: The only "antibiotics" that can help herpes are antiviral drugs like acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir. For a new infection, oral treatment is quite helpful. They are not very effective against recurrent outbreaks, and creams or ointments usually don't work at all. Onging oral treatment can help prevent outbreaks. Sulfadiazine won't help at all. See a doctor experienced in herpes. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been getting boils under my arms and I did some research and found out silver sulfadiazine cream is used for boils. I have some in my home and used it last night and it made the hard sore knots under my arms soft and a lot less painful. What does t

I've been getting boils under my arms and I did some research and found out silver sulfadiazine cream is used for boils. I have some in my home and used it last night and it made the hard sore knots under my arms soft and a lot less painful.  What does t

Recurrent boils: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. The symptoms of MRSA depend on where you're infected. Most often, it causes mild infections on the skin, like sores or boils. But it can also cause more serious skin infections All skin infections may not be MRSA. A proper evaluation by your doctor is warranted. ...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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I've been using this cream on my face after shaving to help with skin irritation : Cicanov+. It contains Silver sulfadiazine. Is it ok to use often?

I've been using this cream on my face after shaving to help with skin irritation : Cicanov+. It contains Silver sulfadiazine. Is it ok to use often?

Bad idea: You have no reason to be using a silver based cream on trivial skin lesions. This is a burn-unit medicine. You may end up disfiguring yourself, though silver is more dangerous taken systemically. Cicanov also comes without the silver; if you like this stuff, get the silver-free preparation. ...Read more

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Does silver sulfadiazine cream help get rid of ringworm?

Does silver sulfadiazine cream help get rid of ringworm?

Maybe.: Theoretically it would kill many types of ringworm fungus species, but it is not approved for that indication — and plenty of cheap and effective creams are available specifically for that purpose. Plus, you should never apply silver sulfadiazine if you are allergic to sulfa drugs. ...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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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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I burned my ring finger with boiling water a week ago. I was prescribed a Silver Sulfadiazine Cream. What else I can do to avoid permanent scarring?

I burned my ring finger with boiling water a week ago. I was prescribed a Silver Sulfadiazine Cream. What else I can do to avoid permanent scarring?

Keep the blister: Hydrated with some vaseline lotion but avoid moisturizing lotion with lots of chemicals or scent. You should not get significant scarring if the new skin layer underneath the dead sloughing skin is kept hydrated. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Hand got crushed by hammer, doctor prescribed silver sulfadiazine cream. Was that right?

Hand got crushed by hammer, doctor prescribed silver sulfadiazine cream. Was that right?

Possibly: if there are opened areas it potentially can be used. It is generally used for burn wounds though. ...Read more

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