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How many days should silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) be used on large grease burn on face?

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Dr. Charles Breaux
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Maybe zero

Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is generally not used on facial burns to avoid getting it in the eyes, which is not good.
Rather, antibiotic ointment (e.g., bacitracin, polysporin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment) is used on facial burns. Such topical antimicrobials are used until the wounds are healed, 1 to 3 weeks for spontaneous 2nd-degree burn healing, or until skin grafting for 3rd-degree burns.

In brief: Maybe zero

Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is generally not used on facial burns to avoid getting it in the eyes, which is not good.
Rather, antibiotic ointment (e.g., bacitracin, polysporin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment) is used on facial burns. Such topical antimicrobials are used until the wounds are healed, 1 to 3 weeks for spontaneous 2nd-degree burn healing, or until skin grafting for 3rd-degree burns.
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