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Can you use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) for stasis ulcers?
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
5 doctors agree
In brief: It is used
Although silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is used for venous ulcers, it is rarely ever necessary.
Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) actually increases the risk of infection if you don't change it and reapply it a few times a day. Antibiotic creams and ointments have been shown to have no effect on ulcer healing. The mainstay of treatment for venous ulcers is compression, walking, and treating the underlying reflux that is causing the ulcer.

In brief: It is used
Although silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is used for venous ulcers, it is rarely ever necessary.
Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) actually increases the risk of infection if you don't change it and reapply it a few times a day. Antibiotic creams and ointments have been shown to have no effect on ulcer healing. The mainstay of treatment for venous ulcers is compression, walking, and treating the underlying reflux that is causing the ulcer.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Silver sulfadiazine (silvadene) is a topical anti microbial ointment which can be used in venous stasis ulcers especially when there is dermatitis (inflammation / infection of the skin).
This one of many agents that are used. Do not use if you have a sulfa allergy.

In brief: Yes
Silver sulfadiazine (silvadene) is a topical anti microbial ointment which can be used in venous stasis ulcers especially when there is dermatitis (inflammation / infection of the skin).
This one of many agents that are used. Do not use if you have a sulfa allergy.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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