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    Chlorhexidine Gluconate + Silver Sulfadiazine

    Information about Chlorhexidine Gluconate + Silver Sulfadiazine

    Chlorhexidine gluconate + silver sulfadiazine uses

    Chlorhexidine Gluconate+Silver Sulfadiazine is used for burns.

    How chlorhexidine gluconate + silver sulfadiazine works

    This 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.

    Common side effects of chlorhexidine gluconate + silver sulfadiazine

    Itching, Irritation, Burning sensation at the site of application
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    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
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    Expert advice for Chlorhexidine Gluconate + Silver Sulfadiazine

    • Clean the wound and then apply the cream to the affected area using a sterile gloved hand or a sterile spatula.
    • Apply it once or twice daily and re-apply to any areas from which it gets removed due to activity. Burn areas should be covered with the cream at all times.
    • It may cause minor burning, stinging or irritation when applied. Inform your doctor if this does not go away.
    • Avoid contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the cream in these areas.

    Frequently asked questions for Chlorhexidine Gluconate + Silver Sulfadiazine

    Chlorhexidine Gluconate + Silver Sulfadiazine

    Q. Can I stop taking Chlorhexidine Gluconate+Silver Sulfadiazine when I feel better?

    No, do not stop taking Chlorhexidine Gluconate+Silver Sulfadiazine 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 Chlorhexidine Gluconate+Silver Sulfadiazine takes to work?

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