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

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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

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

In brief: Possibly

if there are opened areas it potentially can be used.
It is generally used for burn wounds though.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: It's a good topical

Will do nothing for a contusion or a crush but good antibiotic for a wound.

In brief: It's a good topical

Will do nothing for a contusion or a crush but good antibiotic for a wound.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Silver sulfadiazine cream is a good topical antibiotic and is commonly used in patients with burns.
Do you have blisters? Open wounds?

In brief: Maybe

Silver sulfadiazine cream is a good topical antibiotic and is commonly used in patients with burns.
Do you have blisters? Open wounds?
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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