Silver Sulfadiazine

Silver Sulfadiazine is used as a topical antibiotic because of its property of preventing bacterial growth. It is commonly used on open wounds as a result of burns. It reduces the risk of the wound getting infected.

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What ointment to use for a burn injury?

Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 2.7 years old, met with a burn injury. Today afternoon, he kept his hand over a hot cooker and got injured. We applied toothpaste immediately and some powder to reduce the burning sensation. Now, after four hours, it has become like a boil. I have attached the image for you...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concern. I have seen the picture as well (attachment removed to protect patient identity). A blister has been formed, which needs to be punctured and then it will heal quickly. I suggest you to consult a surgeon. You ...  Read Full »

Can Silverex cream be used to treat burns?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a burn injury on my neck and chest area yesterday morning. A layer of skin is off and in some places it is pink in color. There is no blister and no pain. I have had it covered with gauze. When should I remove the gauze? I have been cleaning the area three times a day. In some days...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It will take one to two weeks, if there is no blister. I would advise you to use Silverex cream (Silver sulfadiazine) twice daily and Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid 625 mg thrice daily for seven days in order to prevent any kind of infection and proper healing. For furth...  Read Full »

How to treat a burn?

Query: Hi doctor, Four days ago, boiling water burnt my buttocks. I had pain only on the first day. I am using sterile gauze Silver sulfadiazine and Bacitracin antibiotic cream or spray. Today it started paining while changing the dressing. What is the level of burn? I have attached photo for your referen...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a first degree burn as you can see the eroded skin (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Systemic antibiotic is needed along with topical and daily dressing. Stop Bacitracin, as it can cause sensitization in many individuals. Continue Silver sulfadiazi...  Read Full »

I used epilator on my face, which has caused redness. Please help.

Query: Hello Doctor, Two days ago I used an epilator on my upper lip, it became red and hurts a bit. Then I applied a cream to moisturize it. Today, after shower, I peeled it off. But the redness is still present. What do I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can clean the wound with warm saline water twice daily. You can apply some antibacterial creams like silverex (silver sulfadiazine) or soframycin (framycetin sulphate). It will heal on its own in a week's time, if not infected. If it does not heal, consult a derma...  Read Full »

Please let me know some medicine to relieve burn injury pain.

Query: Hello doctor, The patient is a 50 years old female. She had a burn injury on the inner side of the hand three days back. I have attached the picture. Now, the skin over the area is darkened. The thin skin over it has started peeling this morning. She has pain, burning sensation and not able to slee...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is suggestive of a superficial scald, which is a minor burn injury. It seems pretty clean and uninfected. As it heals, there can be a bit of burning and itching sensation. She can use the medicines that ...  Read Full »

I spilt hot tea on my thighs.What should I apply for rapid healing?

Query: Hello doctor, Tea spilled on my thighs last night and I can see swelling filled with water now. I have already applied silverex ointment yesterday night. What should I apply for rapid healing?   Read Full »


Dr. Hariharan V

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Nutritionist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hot beverage spillage usually causes severe burning sensation, but there is no reason to get alarmed if managed properly. From what you have said, I guess that the scalded area is small. If it is so, the first thing you have to do is to apply water and wash the wou...  Read Full »

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