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Topical therapies included the application of camphor spirits (CamphoPhenique, Bayer HealthCare LLC, Morristown, NJ, USA) and Bag Balm (Dairy Association Co Inc, Lyndonville, VT, USA) or 1% silver sulfadiazine cream used in conjunction with bandaging.
Peter Molan, Professor of Bio-Chemistry at Walkato University, New Zealand who also heads the university's Honey Research Unit has confirmed with experimental studies the effectiveness of controlling burn wounds with honey than silver sulfadiazine.
While silver sulfadiazine is frequently used for its anti-bacterial properties, collagenase ointment is believed to shorten the healing time of burn wounds.
With names like silver sulfadiazine and silver nitrate, these germ-fighters save lives and speed healing.
Central venous catheters coated extraluminally with chlorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine (ARROWgard B1ue[TM], Arrow International Inc, Reading, PA, USA) have been developed to reduce extraluminal contamination.
Other common formulations include the topical antibiotic silver sulfadiazine and the topical cauterizing agent silver nitrate.
Randomized trial of meatal care with silver sulfadiazine cream for the prevention of catheter-associated bacteriuria.
Apply a thin layer of silver sulfadiazine to open areas if transportation will be delayed for more than 12 hours.