What is silver sulfadiazine?

Silver sulfadiazine is the generic name for the active ingredient in the brand-name drugs Silvadene, Thermazene and SSD cream. The topical prescription drug is used to treat and prevent bacterial infections that are a result of second- and third-degree burns. It is a sulfonamide (sulfa) drug.

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