Silcream is a powerful antibiotic topical preparation that competently treats and counters serious skin infections with second or third-degree burns. It is a sulfa antibiotics category of medications which embodies generic Silver Sulfadiazine as its crucial constituent which through retarding the growth of bacteria that may infect an open wound assists in lowering the risks of the bacteria spreading. Owing to the convincing fighting action of Silcream on bacteria and yeast on the skin it has become the first choice among all accessible ordinary antibiotic creams.
Working action of Silcream:
An active moiety Silver Sulfadiazine reveals its action by acting on the cell membrane and cell wall to originate its bactericidal effect. It also interrupts the integrity of cells by arresting the DNA and RNA synthesis. Hence it counters the risk of the bacteria spreading to the adjacent skin or to the blood where it can result in a serious blood infection (sepsis).
Method of application of Silcream:
A patient is suggested to wear sterile gloves before applying the cream to the wounds and it should be applied twice in a day. A patient while applying the cream to wounds must be taken care that the layer of medication ought to be about one-sixteenth of an inch thick and the wound should be protected with the cream every time. A patient can also cover the treated skin region with gauze bandage if it is recommended by the doctor. If requisite a patient can reapply the cream to replace the cream that has expelled out on bandages, clothing or bed lines. Employ this cream routinely in order to achieve maximum results with it.
Opposing factors with Silcream:
- Do not use this cream if you are allergic to Silver Sulfadiazine or any other sulfa drugs.
- Patients suffering from medical ailments such as hepatic or renal failure, and a genetic enzyme deficiency (G6PD deficiency) needs to take physician advice before using Silcream.
Infuriating effects of Silcream:
Some of the common infuriating effects that have been noticed with the Silcream application include pain, burning, or itching of the treated skin region.
Defensive measures to be adopted with Silcream:
- Evade getting this cream into your eyes, lips or nose and if occurs so then immediately wash them with water.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeds then use this cream only after consulting with the physician.