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How does silver dressing help with pressure sores?
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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Antimicrobial
Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream is antimicrobial, keeping pressure sores from becoming infected.
In addition, the emollient (cream or ointment) helps provide a moist wound bed for adjacent normal skin cells to migrate into the wound to heal the area.

In brief: Antimicrobial
Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream is antimicrobial, keeping pressure sores from becoming infected.
In addition, the emollient (cream or ointment) helps provide a moist wound bed for adjacent normal skin cells to migrate into the wound to heal the area.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
In brief: Silver dressings
Dressings with silver have not shown, using statistical analysis, to be any better than their non-silver counterparts.
They are not especially specific for pressure sores either. These types of dressings can be used on many types of wounds.

In brief: Silver dressings
Dressings with silver have not shown, using statistical analysis, to be any better than their non-silver counterparts.
They are not especially specific for pressure sores either. These types of dressings can be used on many types of wounds.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Its an antimicrobial
Silver dressings are used to treat/prevent infection.

In brief: Its an antimicrobial
Silver dressings are used to treat/prevent infection.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Natural antibiotic
Silver along with zinc have natural antibacterial properties.
In and of themselves, they don't prevent pressure sores bit they keep existing pressure sores cleaner and less likely to become infected which will make a pressure sore worse, .

In brief: Natural antibiotic
Silver along with zinc have natural antibacterial properties.
In and of themselves, they don't prevent pressure sores bit they keep existing pressure sores cleaner and less likely to become infected which will make a pressure sore worse, .
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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