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Bacitracin vs. Silvadene for Skin Infection

Bacitracin

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Other Names: Silver Sulfadiazine
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Silver sulfadiazine (International Nonproprietary Name, or silvadene) is a topical sulfonamide (medicine)/silver antibacterial used as a topical burn cream on burns, including chemical burns. It prevents the growth of a wide array of bacteria, as w... Read more on Wikipedia
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if that's what the dr ordered. Its very good stuff...
...son has been using Silvadene for about 3 weeks. ...Go back to the Silvadene if that's what the dr ordered. Its very good stuff and will ...also stops any infection. Bacitracin is o...
I had initially treated with Silvadene & bacitracin and...
...\"blood blisters\" have appeared.Should I be concerned? Have it re-checked? I had initially treated with Silvadene & bacitracin and kept it covered 24 hrs....now that it has almost healed ver, I...
 i have been alternating bacitracin on the open areas,...
...the soak put on my cream.  i have been alternating bacitracin on the open areas, silvadene and calendula ointment.  it is an astringent and  burn or stin.  the colder the water,...
to take chance with my dd who got burned and used bacitracin
...allergic to sulfa which includes silvadene - 2 of my dds ...who got burned and used bacitra...
my experience Silvadene is just very, very, strong and...
Barb:In my experience Silvadene is just very, very, strong ...a bland ointment like neosporin or bacitracin.  Unless I am worried about infection I usually choose something...
staining. Instead, use bacitracin. Anything more serious...
...outside of the hospital with Silvadene, adaptic, and kerlex to the wounds. Just don't use silvadene on the face due to ...for staining. Instead, use bacitracin. Anything more serious would...
- and we mostly used Silvadene cream (shorter name - same...
...- and we mostly used Silvadene cream (shorter name - same ...with drains, recommends the use of Bacitracin ointment at the drain exit ...here has done, EXCEPT the Bacitracin. They simply want...
starting me on Silvadene, any advice? I have an area where...
Dr. starting me on Silvadene, any advice? I have an ...area 2x a day with Bacitracin and then Aquaphor. The area ...called the PS and they want me to start on this Silvadene cream and come in...
He told me to put bacitracin on it, I never had any...
...incision sites come together. He told me to put bacitracin on it, I never had any infection. Thank God. Then it was getting bigger and deeper so he pres. silvadene that I apply 2x /day....
are also utilizing Bacitracin instead of Silvadene for most...
At Madigan we are also utilizing Bacitracin instead of Silvadene for most 1st and second degree burns. The literature supports it's utilization with...
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