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Burnheal Dusting Powder


Overview

Introduction

Burnheal Dusting Powder is a combination medicine that is used to treat burn wounds. Its antiseptic property prevents infections and protects the skin to speeds up the healing.

Burnheal Dusting Powder is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. A thin layer of the medicine should be applied only to the affected areas of the skin with clean and dry hands. Wash your hands before and after applying the medicine. If it gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina rinse with water. It may take several days to weeks for your symptoms to improve, but you should keep using this medicine regularly. The course of the treatment should be completed to ensure better efficacy of the medicine. If your condition does not improve or gets worse, you should talk to your doctor.

This is usually a safe medicine, however, it may cause burning, irritation, itching, and redness at the application site. These side effects are usually mild and self-limiting. Serious side effects are rare. You must consult the doctor if you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.).

Before taking this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should use this medicine with proper consultation and caution. If you are a known allergic to the medicine, you must refrain from using this medicine. You should consult the doctor about prescribing an alternative medicine for your condition. During the course of the treatment, do not touch or scratch the wounded or burnt skin areas as this may delay the healing process.

Uses of Burnheal Dusting Powder

Side effects of Burnheal Dusting Powder

Common
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Burning sensation at the site of application

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Irritation
    If you feel this medicine is causing mood or behavior changes, speak to your doctor as you may need a change of medicine. There are also some things you can do yourself. Eat well, do relaxation or deep breathing exercises and practice regular exercise that you enjoy, such as walking, swimming or yoga. Try to avoid caffeine, alcohol and sugar as these can all cause mood swings or make them worse. A good night’s sleep can also help. It often helps to talk to a friend or family member even if you find this difficult. If it bothers you, consult with your doctor.

How to use Burnheal Dusting Powder

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area before application and do not rub.

How Burnheal Dusting Powder works

Burnheal Dusting Powder is a combination of two antibiotics: Chlorhexidine Gluconate and Silver Sulfadiazine. Chlorhexidine Gluconate is an antiseptic and disinfectant which works by binding strongly with skin. It kills infectious microorganisms and effectively cleans out cuts, wounds and burns to prevent them from getting infected. Silver Sulfadiazine is an antibiotic. It stops bacteria from producing folic acid, a vitamin required for bacterial multiplication.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Burnheal Dusting Powder may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Burnheal Dusting Powder during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Patient Concerns

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Rashes developing in inner thigh area
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
Use candid dusting powder
I want to use Candida dusting powder on penis foreskin for penis fungal infection Is it OK or not
Dr. Dharamvir Singh
Dermatology
U can use it if u wish to. But hv u got the infection diagnosed in sure not . First u send the pic of ur infection then proceed accordingly
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Burnheal when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Burnheal and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. How long does Burnheal takes to work?

Usually, Burnheal starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

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References
  1. Chlorhexidine Gluconate. Huddersfield, West Yorkshire: Genus Pharmaceuticals; 2011 [revised 21 Aug. 2017]. [Accessed 5 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. DailyMed. Silver Sulfadiazine. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Chlorhexidine Gluconate. [Accessed 5 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Silver Sulfadiazine. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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MRP
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10 gm in 1 packet
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