SILVADENE Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 017381/001.

Names and composition

"SILVADENE" is the commercial name of a drug composed of SILVER SULFADIAZINE.

Answered questions

Is silver sulfadiazine different from silvadene?
Ive been using the silver sulf stuff for my deep second degree burn, I got it from the er. But the thing is i dont see any type of healing happening for my burn. I posted alot of questions and alot of people have told me that its worked wonders for them. but they refer to it as silvadene. Does it matter which... Asked by Charity Sablan 4 months ago.

Ive been using the silver sulf stuff for my deep second degree burn, I got it from the er. But the thing is i dont see any type of healing happening for my burn. I posted alot of questions and alot of people have told me that its worked wonders for them. but they refer to it as silvadene. Does it matter which one I use and is that the reason why I havent been healing properly. I've been thinking since its not working to use honey instead. What do you think Answered by Shirleen Stepler 4 months ago.

Yes it is Silvadene...in the generic form. Keep you burn very clean and keep the silvadene on it good and thick. Keep bandage from getting dirty or wet. Follow your hospital instructions. Did they send you to a burn clinic follow up (or a follow up with your family doc)? If not maybe you should schedule an appointment on your own. Hope this helps! Answered by Scotty Molfetta 4 months ago.

Well, where I work they tell you not to put the stuff on too thick. Just thick enough to cover the wound without making it goopy. Burns can take a long time to heal. This is what we tell people. Everyday remove the dressings, gently clean the burn area with mild soap and water. Remove all the old cream and any old skin that is just laying there. If you have pieces of skin that are attached to good skin such as the dead skin of blisters, you can take a pair of small clean scissors and snip the old skin away. Try to not and make the area bleed when you are cleaning it. New skin is very fragile and you want new skin. After cleaning away all the old cream and old drainage and dead skin. Gently dry the area. If the area is wrinkled and white as if it was in water too long. just sit there for a while and let the area air dry. Don't get up and start doing things. Remember this is an open wound and you don't really need to expose it to anymore bacteria than is necessary. When the skin starts looking more normal than lightly put the Silvadene back on the wound and cover. It doesn't have to be a huge dressing just one that will keep out surface dirt and germs. If at any time the dressing gets wet, either from outside sources or the drainage comes through, the dressing needs to be changed and the wound cleansed again. and redressed. Remember that Silvadene is sulpher based so when you remove the dressing it will appear yellow from the Silvadene. If the wound was a good size someone should see you for a follow up to make sure the area is healing correctly. Answered by Josef Maltie 4 months ago.

Yes they are the same medication silver sulfadiazine is a generic name for silvadene. according to the Physican desktop reference. Answered by Sheldon Joyner 4 months ago.

Silvadene Generic Name Answered by Yelena Breu 4 months ago.

As long as the form of the cream still in good form and not melt away. I think it is still safe to use. Answered by Katherina Falsetta 4 months ago.


Does anyone know if silvadene cream is safe to use on eczema?
Asked by Odell Wallaker 4 months ago.

There are many references in medical literature regarding Silvadene cream being used in the treatment of eczema. The major use is when the eczema is advanced enough that sores are present and an anti-microbial in indicated to reduce the risk of infection. I would not use it unless there are open sores or an indication of infection as it may contribute to inflammation if the skin is sensitive to anything in Silvadene. The most common prescription treatments are anti-inflammatory agents such as corticosteroids. Reducing stress is known to cause spontaneous relief from symptoms in some cases, I observed this personally with a co-worker once. If a doctor has not been consulted already, it would be a good idea because several diseases of the derma appear similar but require different treatments and maintenance. The link I added is deep but seems thorough. Good luck! Answered by Mei Forcht 4 months ago.

Silvadene Cream Uses Answered by Darrick Otsu 4 months ago.

The best thing to use on eczema is vaseline. Silvadine cream is used for burns. Answered by Carrol Walmer 4 months ago.

Check with your doctor about the Silvadene cream. I have seen it used lately for wound care other than burns. Don't put vaseline on the eczema. It can make it worse. Answered by Leanora Sheaks 4 months ago.

If you have eczema you should see a doctor or a dermatologist. They can prescribe something to treat it. Don't use anything with alcohol in it because you can break out even worse. Answered by Estrella Nitzel 4 months ago.

The only thing I've known silvadene cream to be used for is to treat burns. Answered by Vicky Bridegroom 4 months ago.

have heard that most do not work for it actually allergic reaction to ones self Xango helps ease the sympthoms Answered by Larry Westling 4 months ago.


What do I do for a severe radiation burn under my arm that is open and draining? I'm using silvadene cream.
I had 30 radiation treatments(finished last Tues) for breast cancer with lymphnode involvement after having and continuing chemo. (only Hercepton now) But the burn under my right arm is so severe and nothing is helping. It's most difficult to keep the non-stick gauze in place with the Silvadene Cream because I... Asked by Erna Westler 4 months ago.

I had 30 radiation treatments(finished last Tues) for breast cancer with lymphnode involvement after having and continuing chemo. (only Hercepton now) But the burn under my right arm is so severe and nothing is helping. It's most difficult to keep the non-stick gauze in place with the Silvadene Cream because I can't use any adhesive on my skin in the area. So, I've been using a 6 in. Ace bandage around my chest to keep it in place. I don't know if I should go to the hospital, (maybe they have a better idea) or go to a wound care specialist who has a hyperbaric chamber, which I know is sometimes used for sever burns. You would think the radiology docs would know how to treat this. I'm in so much pain from this it makes me cry. HELP! Answered by Sylvia Kaitz 4 months ago.

I had a lymph node dissection at three levels done in my right underarm and shoulder. My skin was already very damaged before I began radiation treatment so the radiation oncologist told me to expect the worst and he was right. I had to stop treatment after 4 1/2 weeks and then wait ten days for my weeping wounds to heal up some before finishing the last ten days of radiation. If you were still doing treatments I would have different advice but since you are already through my advice is to keep things very simple. Lots of pain pills and tons of silvadene. I went through almost a lb. a day for several weeks. My pharmacist did not want to refill my silvadene RX so I flashed him my wounds and he just groaned and turned his head away and said to come back in a few minutes. He called my insurance and got my RX changed to 2 lbs of Silvadene at a time with no limit on the number of refills. Anyways, back to your situation. Nothing will really help with the pain except pain pills. Take lots of pain pills then apply as much silvadene as necessary to keep a heavy barrier of ointment over the weeping skin. Use very large wound pads fixed whatever way is most comfortable for you. I wrapped the pads on very loosely with six or eight inch wide wound gauze. An Ace bandage is way too constricting so no wonder this hurts. Make sure your clothes and bedding are items you do not mind ruining as the silver will soon ruin the coloring of any clothing or bedding. You will be surprised as to how fast your skin will heal up. My underarm now looks like a baby's butt but if you saw how burned I was you would have thought the scars would never have healed. Write me privately if you would like to see a few photos taken the day they had to pause my treatments. You will feel much better in 6-8 days and even better in 2 weeks. In a month your skin should look better than before, at least mine did. all the best Answered by Cliff Mehdizadeh 4 months ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: What do I do for a severe radiation burn under my arm that is open and draining? I'm using silvadene cream. I had 30 radiation treatments(finished last Tues) for breast cancer with lymphnode involvement after having and continuing chemo. (only Hercepton now) But the burn under my right arm is so severe and nothing is helping. It's most difficult to keep the non-stick gauze in place with the Silvadene... Answered by Jayna Eisler 4 months ago.

I had a small weeping wound under my arm after my radiation treatments and used vitamin E oil to help it heal. It took a few days but healed up nicely. I'd suggest you ask the radiology docs if you can use it (mine said it was ok for me). You can find it in most any drug store or Walmart. Just ask the Pharmacist. If your burn is fairly large then you certainly need to get more help whether it is a hospital or a specialist. The plus of going to the hospital is that you won't have to wait several days for relief like you would if you called a specialist for an appointment. Answered by Dong Koers 4 months ago.

oh goodness, that sounds like it hurts. i am glad you are done. silvadene is good but there is also Xenaderm ointment which works well. I would go to a wound specialist. there is also Polymem (a pink foam type dressing), Aquacell AG (a cloth like treatment that you dampen before applying, it stays in place 2-3 days) I am a home care nurse and do wound care frequently. if it is a small area <4-5 inches Prisma or Promogram would work well. ( it is too expensive to use on a very large area) Answered by Cindy Mimozo 4 months ago.

Use a newer sharp razor specially for your underarms. At the very least, never use your underarm razor to shave your bikini zone. Doing this can transfer bacteria from you arm pit to you v-jay-jay. Which, in turn, could cause a Staph Infection. Next, get a good lather with shaving cream...hair conditioner works well too. Lift your arm up over your head. Try to position your arm behind your head at the same time. You're trying to make the skin under the arm pit stretch as much as you can. Using short strokes, shave in only one direction -- in the direction of the hair growth. Don't forget to rinse the razor after every swipe. Answered by Griselda Chubb 4 months ago.

The doctors should give you some pills for this. I don't have cancer but recurrent pleural effusion and blood clots in the lungs. I bleed in my lungs and outside of them. It's very painful and I have no cure for this whatsoever. But I was sent home with many pain pills and anti-anxiety drugs which make me forget about it and slip into la-la land. Sometimes when you are in so much pain that you just want to die, you need to take pills for it until you are stoned out of your mind. I know it's not the best option but these diseases and problems are terrible and cause so much pain that I have thought of suicide multiple times for the first time in my life. I'm 22 years old and in the last 5 years of illness I haven't thought of suicide until just the last month....The pills have helped and I feel life is more worth living. I hope you can see a wound care specialist or someone who can help you out. You deserve the best treatment possible. Your life is precious.........to them your life is nothing, but to you, it is the most precious thing on earth and they need to understand that and help you out. I've found that doctors aren't very kind, in general. They don't care much about their patients. That needs to change! Go to the hospital and they will at least give you pain medicine while there, and if you are sent home after seeing the doctor, you will have pain medicine for home too and things will sort themselves out. GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!! I don't suffer from cancer but my problem is not very nice either and could very well kill me soon. SO I feel your pain......It's not fair at all.... SICKNESS RESPECTS NO ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Always the best people end up ill.............. :( Good luck! Answered by Jamaal Kissane 4 months ago.

Call your doctor and say you are in a lot of pain and need help for this now. They should refer you to someone to deal with this if they can't do it. Answered by Bari Isa 4 months ago.


Why did my skin turn redder after using silvadene?
i had a burn and put slivadene on my burn and it turned redder... Asked by Tawny Klaren 4 months ago.

You probably have a metal allergy or are allergice to another component of silvadene. Use Unguentine on burns instead. It is available on online. I use it because I have bad allergies too. It has a pain reliever it in and it heals the burns fabulously. Answered by Collene Winebrenner 4 months ago.

Learn about the prescription medication Silvadene (Silver Sulfadiazine), drug uses, dosage, side effects, drug interactions, warnings, and patient labeling. Answered by Nikki Helper 4 months ago.


Can silvadene be used for stasis ulcers?
Asked by Jodee Quayle 4 months ago.

It's primary indication is for use with second and third degree burns. Other uses for silvadene would be non-conventional, and I wouldn't try them without your doctor's permission. Answered by Curtis Rubert 4 months ago.


Can Silvadene cream cure a Ringworm?
Asked by Latashia Saults 4 months ago.

No, but Athlete's foot cream will. Ringworm is a fungus, so is Athlete's foot. Silvadene is for burns and yeast infections. Answered by Marylyn Kamerad 4 months ago.

if it is near ur *** Works Like A Charm!!!! Answered by Estela Deckelman 4 months ago.


Blisters,sunburn and silvadene?
I got myself good on Sunday. I now have blisters where a few of them are about an inch big or so. My doctor called in this cream called silvadene. Trouble is that I'd pretty much rather have a broken foot than have to have this put on twice a day. I get sick to my stomach,I shake and I'm at the point of... Asked by Kum Regier 4 months ago.

I got myself good on Sunday. I now have blisters where a few of them are about an inch big or so. My doctor called in this cream called silvadene. Trouble is that I'd pretty much rather have a broken foot than have to have this put on twice a day. I get sick to my stomach,I shake and I'm at the point of tears every time. Is there any soft way to put this on? It says the skin has to be clean, showering twice a day is also torture at this point. I can't even lightly pull a wash cloth across my skin without getting light headed from the pain. Should I keep on with the cream or call my doctor and see if there's something that he can prescribe for pain. I forgot to mention that I've been trying to take ibuprofen 800's to help with the pain, but I can't do that any more because my stomach started to ache from taking 2 a day. Answered by Andre Klotzbach 4 months ago.

That sounds awful. I'm so sorry that happened to you. I would tell your doctor you need something stronger to deal with the pain. You might want to take something with codeine for a few days. It will at least knock you out so you can sleep, because I know it's hard to even sleep with burns! For the cleaning, I would do it after you take your pain medication. That might help dull it a little bit. The other tip I heard from someone with burns was to just take your time. Be extremely slow when you're cleaning your skin. Just barely touch the washcloth to your skin and move it as slow as possible. And find the softest cloth you can find. Good luck, and I hope you feel better soon! Answered by Agnus Vandenberge 4 months ago.

Silvadene For Sunburn Answered by Londa Brindley 4 months ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Blisters,sunburn and silvadene? I got myself good on Sunday. I now have blisters where a few of them are about an inch big or so. My doctor called in this cream called silvadene. Trouble is that I'd pretty much rather have a broken foot than have to have this put on twice a day. I get sick to my stomach,I shake and I'm at... Answered by Florence Skolnick 4 months ago.


Does Silvadene (Silver Sulfadiazine) cause blistering?
I have an open wound about the size of a dime and my doctor prescribe me Silvadene, The wound itself seems to be getting some better although it still hurts. I noticed after the first night of using the Silvadene that I have a new sore near the wound which now appears to be a blister. After being on the Silvadene... Asked by Ali Baggenstoss 4 months ago.

I have an open wound about the size of a dime and my doctor prescribe me Silvadene, The wound itself seems to be getting some better although it still hurts. I noticed after the first night of using the Silvadene that I have a new sore near the wound which now appears to be a blister. After being on the Silvadene for 3 days now, I now have 3 very painful blisters. I ? the doctor and he said it would be okay. I don't agree. Am I having a reaction to the Silvadene? I can't seem to find any side effects on this medicine.. Can someone help me please?!?!?! Answered by Charisse Vassel 4 months ago.

According to the British National Formulary 2008, Silver sulphadiazine cream can cause a variety of skin side effects including blistering. Some of the skin side effects are serious. It also says that silver sulfadiazine should be stopped if there is a local reaction and blood should be examined .If there is a decrease of white blood cells the application should definitely be stopped. On the other hand why should you bother much when you can easily stop Silver sulphadiazine and use another drug for your sore. Answered by Otha Heil 4 months ago.


SILVADENE (silver sulfadiazine) stored in a park car for almost an hour! Would you think it's safe to use?
I bought a Silvadiazin cream (generic brand of Silvadene or Silver Sulfadiazine) to be use for my burn hand. But forgot it inside a parked car for almost an hour or so. I've checked the cream's instructions and found that it must be store at a temperature ranging from 15-25 C.Now my answer is this, is... Asked by Jude Leiberton 4 months ago.

I bought a Silvadiazin cream (generic brand of Silvadene or Silver Sulfadiazine) to be use for my burn hand. But forgot it inside a parked car for almost an hour or so. I've checked the cream's instructions and found that it must be store at a temperature ranging from 15-25 C. Now my answer is this, is it safe to use this product on my wound eventhough I let it stored on a heated car for more than an hour? Is this kind of drug can be easily damage by an hour of heat? Please let me know because I am already using the product.... thanks Answered by Suzan Goody 4 months ago.

the best person to anser this question is a pharmist..i would call a local one and ask..just to be safe..no sence using a product that may not even be effective now Answered by Kourtney Talbott 4 months ago.

Silvadiazin Cream Answered by Gayle Umphress 4 months ago.

As long as the form of the cream still in good form and not melt away. I think it is still safe to use. Answered by Lucila Vanhaitsma 4 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
017381/001 SILVADENE SILVER SULFADIAZINE CREAM/TOPICAL 1%

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
017381/001 SILVADENE SILVER SULFADIAZINE CREAM/TOPICAL 1%
018578/001 SSD SILVER SULFADIAZINE CREAM/TOPICAL 1%
018578/003 SSD AF SILVER SULFADIAZINE CREAM/TOPICAL 1%
018810/001 THERMAZENE SILVER SULFADIAZINE CREAM/TOPICAL 1%
019608/001 SILDAFLO SILVER SULFADIAZINE DRESSING/TOPICAL 1%

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