Can you use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) for stasis ulcers?

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.

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Could silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) be used for stasis ulcers?

Yes. silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is used in many types of skin ulcers and burns the silver has an antibiotic effect and can help wounds heal faster stasis ulcers are best treated with pressure dressings if the arterial circulation is not compromised. Read more...

I burned my face with a match (2nd degree). Dermatologist says to use a hydrocortisone+iodoquinol cream; GP says to use Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine). What should I use?

SECOND DEGREE BURN. SECOND DEGREE BURN, is when the injury cause burning if the skin and blistering. You need to be reexamined and the severity assessed . I usually will start a topical antibiotic like SILVADENE and an oral antibiotic like CEFTIN (cefuroxime). Depending on severity a consult with a BURN SPECIALIST OR PLASTIC SURGEON MAY BE WARRANTED. Read more...

Will silver sulfadiazine help my scars?

No. Scars are best handled by a specialist. Creams won't touch them beyond making them briefly less visible. If they're from acne, get with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who can offer laser, microsurgery, or filler. Read more...