What is Silvadene?

Silver sulfadiazine (INN, or silvadene) is a topical sulfonamide/silver Tentative evidence has found that silver sulfadiazine may increase healing times – wounds may take longer to heal if treated with this drug, so it is not recommended by the authors of a Cochrane review.

Silver sulfadiazine is typically delivered in a 1% cream or aqueous suspension. Brand names include 'Silvadene (a genericized trademark), Silverex, Silverol, Silvazine, Flamazine, Thermazene, BurnHeal, and SSD.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.

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can silvadene cream be used for vaginal itching

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Silvadene is Silver sulfadiazine and it is used in the treatment of...

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I burned both of my feet while starting a bonfire. Went to the ER 24 hours later and was told I had deep 2nd degree burns on the top of my left...

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I am sorry for you. Presence of severe pain with swelling are signs of inflammation. It is important to rule...

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Hi. I have been using prescribed silvadene cream on my neck for burns received from radiation therapy for a squamous cell cancer in the throat...

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Silvaden cream contains silver ions, it's natural for it to turn brown after coming in contact...

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