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How do you correctly apply silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) to a burn?

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Dr. Greg Sexton
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Thin coat

Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is used to suppress bacterial growth.
It only takes a thin application, best applied with a gauze pad.It needs to be washed and re-applied every 8 hours. It is ineffective after 8 hours.

In brief: Thin coat

Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is used to suppress bacterial growth.
It only takes a thin application, best applied with a gauze pad.It needs to be washed and re-applied every 8 hours. It is ineffective after 8 hours.
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