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Can a silver sulphadiazine topical be used for a diabetic foot ulcer?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
5 doctors agree
In brief: Silver dressings
Yes, this medication is a safe prescription medication used as one of an armamentarium in treating a diabetic foot ulcer. All foot ulcers should be seen by a health care professional as the consequences of a self-treatment failure can be muscle, tendon or bone infection; amputation; hospitalization; or sepsis and death.
Do treat this condition by yourself!

In brief: Silver dressings
Yes, this medication is a safe prescription medication used as one of an armamentarium in treating a diabetic foot ulcer. All foot ulcers should be seen by a health care professional as the consequences of a self-treatment failure can be muscle, tendon or bone infection; amputation; hospitalization; or sepsis and death.
Do treat this condition by yourself!
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. David Wyatt
I think he meant to say - do NOT treat this condition by yourself - please get to an MD - preferably a WOUND specialist to follow the healing process of a diabetic foot ulcer - if not treated appropriately - amputation is one of the possible outcomes ;(
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
As long as you don't have any allergies to sulfa medications or silver.

In brief: Yes
As long as you don't have any allergies to sulfa medications or silver.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Agreed, BUT do see a podiatrist, wound care physician or an Orthopod , so you do have a professional is looking after you. DIY care doesn't completely take care of the problem.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Some use this type of cream under certain circumstances.
Different types of creams are available depending on the needs of the wound.

In brief: Yes
Some use this type of cream under certain circumstances.
Different types of creams are available depending on the needs of the wound.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
In brief: Yes
Make sure there is no sulfa allergy.

In brief: Yes
Make sure there is no sulfa allergy.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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