Which medications are used in the treatment of the burn patient?

Updated: Jan 10, 2018
  • Author: Robert L Sheridan, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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See the list below:

  • Silver sulfadiazine - Broad antibacterial spectrum; painless application [43]

  • Aqueous 0.5% silver nitrate - Broad-spectrum coverage, including fungi; leeches electrolytes

  • Mafenide acetate - Broad antibacterial spectrum; penetrates eschar best

  • Petrolatum - Bland and nontoxic

  • Various debriding enzymes - Useful in selected partial-thickness wounds

  • Various antibiotic ointments - Useful in many superficial partial-thickness wounds


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