Brief Overview About Silcream Cream
Silcream is very effective in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infection in second- and third-degree burns. It has a remarkable application in preventing skin infection occurs due to the operation, injection, or injury. Silcream encloses a generic medicine known as Silver Sulfadiazine.
Action Mechanism Of Silcream Cream
Silver Sulfadiazine belongs to the class of medicines called Sulfonamides. It primarily acts of the cell membrane and cell wall of the bacteria cell to disrupt its integrity. It also interrupts the integrity of cells by blocking the DNA and RNA production. Thus, it blocks the risk of the bacteria scattering to adjacent skin, or to the blood where it can produce a severe blood infection (sepsis).
The Dosing Regimen Of Silcream Cream
Silcream is a topical preparation and available in strength of 1%. Before using Silcream, wash your hand and wear sterile gloves to avoid further infections. Take this cream on your fingertip and apply to the affected areas once or twice a day to a thickness of approximately 1/16 inch. Do not cover the treated area with dressing or bandages. If some of the cream rubs off the wound, reapply it immediately.
Who Should Not Use Silcream Cream?
- If you have hypersensitive reactions with Silcream or its other ingredients, then do not use this medicine.
- If you are a pregnant woman or a breastfeeding mother, then never try to use Silcream.
- If you are relying on the treatment of Methenamine, then do not use Silcream.
What Are The Precautions That You Have To Follow While Using Silcream Cream?
- Silcream is meant for external use only, so avoid getting this cream in the eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Silcream is effective against bacterial infections, so do not use this medicine against the viral infections.
- Never use Silcream in children younger than 2 months old.
- Always wash your hand or use sterile gloves to administer this cream in order to avoid further infections.
- Do not use Silcream for a longer-term or repeatedly, as it may cause a second infection.
What Are The Annoying Effects Of Silcream Cream?
A patient may come across some annoying effects while using Silcream such as blazing, itching, pain, or redness at the treated site, skin staining, fever, chills, unusual exhaustion and sore throat.
What Are The Possible Drug Interactions Of Silcream Cream?
A patient should not use Silcream if he or she is relying on the certain medications such as Methenamine, Phenytoin, Vitamin K antagonist drugs, Tolbutamide, and certain topical preparation containing proteases like Trypsin and Clostridiopeptidase.