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silver-sulphadiazine

This medicine is indicated in treatment of skin grafts on the donor site, wounds, burns, infected leg ulcers and pressure sores.

Contradications

This medicine is contraindicated in patients with porphyria (group of liver disorders), anemia (lack of healthy red blood cells), decreased blood platelets, low levels of white cells, liver problems, decreased kidney function etc.

Side effects

Pain, burning, itching and bluish discoloration of mucous membrane may occur. Rare but serious side effects include fever, chills, sore throat, unusual weakness, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, mental mood, kidney and liver problems etc.

Expert Advice

  • It should be applied by professionals in the burn care setting.

  • Wear sterile gloves before application.

  • Burned areas should be covered all the time cream.

  • Thickness of the cream should be 1/16 inch.

FAQs

What is silver sulfadiazine used for?

It is used to treat 2nd degree and 3rd degree burns.

How to store this medicine?

Please keep away from excessive light and moisture, and children. Please refer to the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

Will this medicine leave scars?

Silver Sulfadiazine works on wound infections only. Scar formation is dependent on the severity of the burn. Use other substances to prevent or minimize scarring. For further guidance, consult your healthcare provider.

Can I use anything else to prevent or minimize scaring?

Several creams are available that prevent or minimize scaring. Vaseline may prove to be helpful in treating burns (after a healthcare professional has treated it). Please consult your healthcare provider before use of any medicine.

Can I shower with an open wound?

Showering is preferred to bathing in-case of an open wound. Shower with precaution taking extra care of the burnt area. Make sure not to apply any shower gel, soap, shampoo, or any other irritant to the burnt area as it may worsen the wound and cause pain. Consult your healthcare provider for further guidance.

How do I speed up the wound healing?

There are several ways to speed up wound healing such as applying an antibiotic, cool compresses, honey, aloe Vera, limiting sun exposure, frequent washing with lukewarm clean water, avoiding exposure of burnt area to irritants e.g. dust, etc.

What are the side effects of silver sulfadiazine?

Pain, itching, rash, temporary skin discolouration and destruction of red cells are some of the side effects caused by the use of silver sulfadiazine.

How to administer this medicine?

This medicine is mostly used topically. It is applied directly onto the affected skin. The dosage is dependent on the condition and its severity. Please consult your doctor before use.

Can you use too much silver sulfadiazine?

Overdose of silver sulfadiazine is not dangerous.

When should I stop using silver sulfadiazine?

It shouldn’t be stopped until your wound is properly healed or unless recommended by your doctor.

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