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#1

Awhile back, I was in a very bad fire which resulted in surgery with
skin grafts. A very soothing and protective cream for the burns was
Silvadine, a very expensive topical ointment which has impregnated
silver. Silver nitrate was often used for burn therapy, but it stained
horribly. Silvadine (silver sulphadine) replaced the silver nitrate. The
sulphadine prevented infection while the silver kept anything from
growing. A 5 ounce jar cost around $250, 12 years ago. Thankfully I have
medical insurance. The jars I used were 10 oz and I went through about 5
of them. – Karen Christians M E T A L W E R X 416 Main St. Woburn, MA
01801

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#2

A very soothing and protective cream for the burns was
Silvadine, a very expensive topical ointment which has impregnated
silver. Silvadine (silver sulphadine) replaced the silver nitrate. The
sulphadine prevented infection while the silver kept anything from
growing. A 5 ounce jar cost around $250, 12 years ago. Thankfully I
have medical insurance.

I had a steam burn several years back and the doctors used silvadene on
it. It is expensive, and rather embarrassing to have to explain why your
skin turns black from exposure to light, but it washes off. I almost had
to revise my nonbelief in magic when they put it on me for the first time.

Richard


#3

It’s an excellent burn cream. It’s pH balanced. That’s why it sooths so
much. It is also used more commonly now as an anti-biotic topical cream
for skin ulcers in Diabetics. ( I am Diabetic with skin ulcers). It’s
much cheaper now. Maybe 14 bucks for a 1 oz jar. They even have generics
for it now. I have seen it in 32 oz tubs as cheap as 45 bucks.


#4

Silvadene is still around, and still expensive. A 20Gram tube
recently cost me just under $20 … about a dollar a gram! It still works
VERY well, but has been placed on the federal drug registry, and needs a
prescription to buy any. (It had been about six years since I last bought
Silvadene, until recently) I have a cooperative doctor, however! I try
and keep a tube handy. Aloe soothes better, but doesn’t have the
anti-bacterial qualities, so I keep Silvadene in my emergency kit. It’s
really good, folks!

Marrin


#5

to ad to the the silvadine conversation… I had third degree burns on one
arm and leg and they gave me silvadine which was amazing. I have some
scarring, but none of the severe scars associated with third degree burns.