Silver Sulfadiazine is a local chemotherapeutic for prevention and treatment of burn wound infections. Silver Sulfadiazine disintegrates in the burn wound, thereby causing a slow and sustained release of silver ions. Silver ions bind to bacterial deoxyribonucleic acid, thus inhibiting the growth and multiplication of bacterial cells without affecting the cells of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. Silver sulfadiazine cream has a broad antibacterial spectrum including virtually all microbial species likely to infect the burn wound: Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, strains of Proteus and Klebsiella; it is also effective against Candida albicans and other fungi. Silver Sulfadiazine cream penetrates into the necrotic tissue and exudate. This effect is very important in view of the fact that systemic antibiotics are not effective against the bacterial flora of vascular burn necrosis.
Available in aluminum tube of 25g, box of 1’s.