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Silver Sulfadiazine

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Silver Sulfadiazine Uses

Silver Sulfadiazine is used in the treatment of burns. It is applied on the burnt skin from getting infected.

How Silver Sulfadiazine works

Silver Sulfadiazine is an antibiotic. It stops the bacteria from producing folic acid, a nutrient required for bacterial multiplication.

Common side effects of Silver Sulfadiazine

Decreased white blood cell count
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Expert advice for Silver Sulfadiazine

  • Silver Sulfadiazine prevents and treats infections of burn wounds.
  • Clean the wound and then apply the cream to the affected area using 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.
  • Continue to use Silver Sulfadiazine as per the frequency and duration advised by your doctor.

Frequently asked questions for Silver Sulfadiazine

Silver Sulfadiazine

Q. Is silver sulfadiazine cream good for sunburns?

Yes, Silver Sulfadiazine is used to treat severe sun burns.

Q. Does silver sulfadiazine prevent scarring?

Silver Sulfadiazine is a topical antimicrobial agent used to prevent and treat infection of burns. It has no known effects on scars

Q. Does Silver Sulfadiazine works on acne?

Silver sulfadiazine is a topical antimicrobial agent used as an adjunct to prevent and treat infection of burns. Its use on the face is usually avoided. Hence, it is not recommended for acne

Q. Is it good for burns?

Yes, Silver Sulfadiazine is good in the treatment of burns. It is used in to prevent and treat burn infection.

Q. Does silver sulfadiazine help with pain?

Silver sulfadiazine treats the infection associated with burns, thereby reducing pain and inflammation. It has no direct effect on pain.

Q. Can the use of Silver Sulfadiazine cause staining of skin?

Yes, Silver Sulfadiazine can cause a temporary staining of skin.

Q. How long does Silver Sulfadiazine takes to work?

Usually, 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.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Silver Sulfadiazine?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Silver Sulfadiazine when my symptoms are relieved?

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

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