Is silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) over the counter?

No. See your doctor if your skin is infected. It could go to cellulitis if you ignore it. It is is usually used for burns and they can cause scarring.

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Silver sulfadiazine good for sunburns?

Overkill. Silver sulfadiazine is used for significant second and third degree burns. It would be overkill for a sunburn unless is was an unusually severe burn. Read more...
Expensive overkill. Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. Read more...

Does silver sulfadiazine contain iodine?

No. In addition to silver sulfadiazine, it contains white petrolatum, stearyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate, sorbitan mono-oleate, polyoxyl 40 stearate, propylene glycol, and water, with methylparaben 0.3% as a preservative. No iodine. Read more...

What is silver sulfadiazine cream used for?

Burns. This is a wonderful antiburn, antibiotic cream that stimulates granulation tissue to heal over burned areas, diabetic ulcers, common scrapes of the skin... Read more...

How effective is silver sulfadiazine cream?

Pretty good. Silver sulfadiazine cream is a cornerstone of burn treatment. It revolutionized burn care. That being said, a good surgical team needs to follow your burns to monitor for complications. Read more...