Silver Sulphadiazine

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Silver sulphadiazine, a sulfa drug, is often used in treating second- and third-degree burns in helping prevent and rid them of infection. It has also been used to good effect in quelling tattoo ink allergies. Sulfas are effective topical antibiotics, but should not be used by those who are pregnant.

Approximately one in one million of the general population are allergic to sulfa; topical application of a sulfa to one who is allergic can cause pain, itchiness and/or necrotization of the surface tissue.

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