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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
|Generic name||Generic Silver sulfadiazine - Silcream Cream|
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