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Silvez Plus 1%/0.2% Cream

Silvez Plus 1%/0.2% Cream

Manufacturer: Laborate Pharmaceuticals India Ltd
Medicine composition: Sulfadiazine, Chlorhexidine Gluconate
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Silvez Plus 1%/0.2% Cream is used to treat influenza, rheumatic fevers with very high temperatures, urinary tract infections or used as a preventive antibiotic to inhibit infections in case of severe burns. It belongs to a class of drugs called sulfa antibiotics. This medication, however, will not be very effective in case of viral fever or viral infections.

Silvez Plus 1%/0.2% Cream is a sulphonamide antibiotic that works by inhibiting para amino benzoic acid which is responsible for the synthesis of folic acid inside bacterial cells. This eventually leads to bacterial cell lysis.

Before taking this medication, consult your doctor if you have any allergies to sulfa medications, if you are taking other medicines like anticoagulants, diabetes medication, or any vitamins or diuretics. Use this medication with caution and only after discussing it with your doctor if you have certain metabolic disorders like porphyria or G6PD deficiency, liver or kidney problems, blood disorders like anaemia or asthma.

Common side effects associated with the use of Silvez Plus 1%/0.2% Cream include stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, diarrhoea, and headaches. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of the severe side effects such as photosensitivity and easily being sunburnt, pain while urinating, low blood pressure, goitre, any mental or mood changes like depression, anxiety or depression, blurred vision or severe allergic reactions.

inflammation of gums
In addition to its intended effect, Silvez Plus 1%/0.2% Cream may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Altered taste
Application site irritation
Teeth discolouration.
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Burnheal plus ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?
Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Silvez Plus 1%/0.2% Cream, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Dales Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Group Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Centaur Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

My son got a burn in his right hand due to a firecracker, and we applied ointment which is Heal Burn but the blisters were small at night, but at morning it suddenly increased too much in size and is paining a lot. Here are the medicine we are using now, Amoxicillin & Potassium Clavulanate Tablets IP ranitidine Hydrochloride Tablets IP Ibuprofen & Paracetamol Tablets Burn Nil Cream (Silver Sulfadiazine & Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cream 15 g)

MBBS, MS- Surgery, MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
My son got a burn in his right hand due to a firecracker, and we applied ointment which is Heal Burn but the blisters...
Yes burn injury initially looks small but gradually after 24-36 hours it looks very severe. Treatment he is getting is ok. Consult with plastic surgeon who has experience in burn management. Your son will do well but it will take some time.

Hello doctor, my 7 year old younger brother was put hot water by mistakenly on his leg. Due to this skin of leg is burnt down and blood start flowing. What should I do doctor?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.Apply Silver sulfadiazine cream(Silverx cream)locally. 2.Give her one tablet of paracetamol (250mg) after food for pain. 3.She has to take antibiotic 4. Consult doctor/me for further advice

I am burnt by hot water. My burn is second degree burn. I use ibuprofen and ointment silver sulfadiazine. How many days to healing? anything treatment needed?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
I am burnt by hot water. My burn is second degree burn. I use ibuprofen and ointment silver sulfadiazine. How many da...
Ur r not using any antibiotic, take proper antibiotic, it may take 1 to 2 months to completely heal.
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Hello sir I am 18 years old. I have pyorrhea in teeth. And some problem of cold water. What should i do?

BDS
Dentist,
Hello sir
I am 18 years old. I have pyorrhea in teeth.
And some problem of cold water. What should i do?
lybrate-user, get out and meet with one dentist in your locality. Go for oral prophalixis with sensitive tooth.

Doctor I have been put with braces yesterday. Morning onward I am feeling pain while eating food I can't chew food and braces are making sores inside cheek area. Can you please suggest any medicine than can numb the tooth area to relive pain. And please suggest a way to protect my cheek area from sores creating by brace edges.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Doctor I have been put with braces yesterday. Morning onward I am feeling pain while eating food I can't chew food an...
You can ask for wax from your dentist. To put on the braces. Secondly.since you have put braces now. You will have problems which will setlle down in time and you will get used to it .you can apply dologel ct over the ulcer if its happened on the cheek. To cause numbness .and relieve pain .you can take tab combiflam if any of your tooth is paining due to brace.

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Pityriasis Amiantacea - A Guide!

MBBS
Dermatologist, Pune
Pityriasis Amiantacea - A Guide!

Pityriasis amiantacea is a disorder of the scalp. Some of the visible signs of this condition include adherent, silver, thick scales. The scales resemble the color of the asbestos and often surrounds the tufts of hair. While the condition is manageable, care should be taken to manage this condition right from its inception. Here is a brief overview of this scalp condition.

Origin of Pityriasis Amiantacea:
Pityriasis Amiantacea is inflammatory in nature. It comes from the seborrheic and psoriasis dermatitis spectrum. Experts are of the view that this condition is a result of the exaggerated response of the body to a primary condition of the scalp. Earlier studies have suggested that there is a possibility that Pityriasis Amiantacea may have originated from lichen planus, pyogenic infection and superficial fungal. In most of the cases, it has been witnessed that fungus has a close relation to this condition.

Exposure of Pityriasis Amiantacea and its diagnosis:
This condition has low exposure among females. It is mostly observed among, young adults, children, and adolescents. The diagnosis is done clinically. A specialist might prescribe dermoscopy to rule out other conditions of the scalp. If the result is positive, the scaling will reveal a diffused yellowish or whitish pattern. While the condition is local, it has all the possibilities to spread to other hairy parts of the body. Some experts are of the view that Pityriasis Amiantacea has a close association with temporary alopecia. While histopathology is not prescribed by most doctors, however, biopsy of the scalp is suggested in many cases.

Does Pityriasis Amiantacea result in hair loss?
The answer is yes. As a result of the scaly crust, the encased hair tends to fall. This being said, it is entirely a reversible condition. The hair comes back in 9 out of 10 cases. Medical ointments and antibiotic shampoo can help to grow back the lost hair. Apart from this, home-made protein solutions can help in the regeneration of the hair and get back the original color of the hair.

Treatment options:
This is a treatable condition that might take some time for a complete cure. It involves the keratolytic and tropical anti-inflammatory treatment. This is accompanied with salicylic ointment and topical corticosteroids. A tropical mineral oil is often prescribed by doctors to ensure that the adherent scales are removed. Some doctors might also suggest a clobetasol propionate shampoo. Even ketoconazole and silver sulfadiazine is helpful to get rid of the scales. If in case the infection is accompanied with Staphylococcus aureus, antibiotics are prescribed to ensure that the condition does not turn from bad to worse. Systematic therapies are suggested if this condition is accompanied by an underlying condition such as psoriasis. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Aloe Vera - 7 Reasons To Start Using It Today!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Jalgaon
Aloe Vera - 7 Reasons To Start Using It Today!

Aloe vera is one of the most popular medicinal plants that have been in use for thousands of years. It is particularly famous for the treatment of skin injuries although it offers a host of health benefits. This short stemmed shiny plant stores moisture in its leaves and is widely used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries. The gel within the aloe vera stem contains bioactive compounds found in plants such as vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids.

Some of the notable health benefits of Aloe Vera include the following,

  1. It contains antibacterial and antioxidant properties: Aloe Vera is known to contain the most beneficial antioxidants called as polyphenols. These polyphenols, as well as other similar compounds found on aloe vera, can prevent the growth of bacterial infections in human beings.
  2. Helps in healing cuts and burns: Aloe Vera can also be used as a topical medicine by applying the gel on the skin. It has been used since ancient times for the treatment of sores, cuts and burns which also includes sunburns. Aloe Vera is the first FDA approved ointment that got the status of an effective over-the-counter medication in the year 1959. It can, therefore, be used in first and even second degree burns.
  3. Prevents dental plaque: Tooth decay, as well as gum diseases, affect almost all individuals over the world. One of the best ways to steer clear of the oral infections is to prevent plaque buildup which is the bacterial biofilms on the teeth. The aloe vera mouthwash is as effective as chlorhexidine solutions in reducing the problems of dental plaque by killing the harmful yeast called Candida albicans and bacterium named Streptococcus mutans.
  4. Aids in the treatment of canker sores: Most people have experienced mouth ulcers or canker sores at least once in their lifetime. It mostly affects the area underneath the lip or inside the mouth and can be very painful at times. Several studies show that aloe vera gel helps in accelerating the healing process of canker sores.
  5. Reduces constipation: The latex of aloe vera has been found beneficial in the treatment of constipation. The latex is the sticky yellow residue underneath the leaf skin and contains aloin and barbaloin which offers effective latex effect.
  6. Prevent formation of wrinkles: Topical aloe vera gel assists in slowing down the ageing process with regular usage. Using aloe vera gel regularly helps in boosting the production of collagen and improves skin elasticity within three months of regular usage.
  7. Lowers down blood sugar levels: There was a time when aloe vera was used as a conventional remedy for diabetes. Aloe vera helps in enhancing insulin sensitivity as well as managing blood sugar levels. It has been used in numerous animals and humans affected with type 2 diabetes and the results are impressive enough to regard it as an alternative treatment option.

Along with these benefits, aloe vera juice is regarded as a sustainable way of weight management which has made it a well-favoured choice of overweight people all over the world.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Malaria During Pregnancy - 4 Ways it Can be Treated!

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Malaria During Pregnancy - 4 Ways it Can be Treated!

Malaria is a disease that is caused by the bite of a certain mosquito or protozoan parasite. This can attack the red blood cells and is mainly found in tropical as well as subtropical areas. Until recently, there was little chance of recovering from this ailment. Yet, in today's day and age of great medical advancement, it has become possible to cure a patient suffering from this disease with the help of timely and proper diagnosis. This disease becomes even more complicated and problematic when it affects pregnant women.

The ways in which this disease can be treated during pregnancy is as follows:

  1. Medication therapy: If woman is found to be suffering from this disease in the second or third trimester of their pregnancy, they may be prescribed artemisinin-based therapy. This therapy can be used only if the pregnant lady is not suffering from any other kind of complications like heart conditions, diabetes and high blood pressure, during the pregnancy. This medicine is short-acting, with artemether or artesunate,which can greatly reduce the number of parasites that may have invaded the red blood cells.
  2. Other antimalarials: The treatment of this disease for pregnant women can also be done with the help of other antimalarials, which should typically be prescribed and administered in a clinical setting. These also include quinidine gluconate which can be used in place of the IV quinine in order to bring down the number of parasites in the body. This will lessen the attack on the red blood cells to a great degree. Lumefantrine tablets may also be used in such cases. Also, the doctor will have to first try a test dose to ensure that the patient is not allergic to any of the elements or compounds of these medicines.
  3. Monitoring: Pregnant women suffering from malaria will need to get their blood samples tested on a regular basis. The blood smears will usually be tested daily to check whether the body is responding adequately to the treatment. This will also ensure that the doctor knows when to change the dose or the drug involved.
  4. Diet and exercise: The patient will be asked to stick to the normal diet and activity levels. Yet, care must be taken to avoid any situation where fatigue might set in, as this can aggravate the condition. One must also increase the intake of water to ensure that the body is always well hydrated. This helps the body in bouncing back to normal as the toxins are continuously flushed out, and the immunity system is better equipped to fight the disease causing parasites.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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7 Super Amazing Health Benefits of Aloe Vera!

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
7 Super Amazing Health Benefits of Aloe Vera!

Aloe vera is one of the most popular medicinal plants that have been in use for thousands of years. It is particularly famous for the treatment of skin injuries, although, it offers a host of health benefits. This short stemmed shiny plant stores moisture in its leaves and is widely used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries. The gel within the aloe vera stem contains bioactive compounds, vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids.

Some of the notable health benefits of Aloe Vera include the following,

  1. It contains antibacterial and antioxidant properties: Aloe Vera is known to contain the most beneficial antioxidants called as polyphenols. These polyphenols, as well as other similar compounds found in aloe vera, can prevent the growth of bacterial infections.
  2. Helps in healing cuts and burns: Aloe Vera can also be used as a topical medicine, by applying the gel on the skin. It has been used since ancient times for the treatment of sores, cuts and burns which also includes sunburns. Aloe Vera is the first FDA approved ointment that got the status of an effective over-the-counter medication in the year 1959. It can, therefore, be used in first and even second degree burns.
  3. Prevents dental plaque: Tooth decay, as well as gum diseases, affect almost all individuals over the world. One of the best ways to steer clear of the oral infections is to prevent plaque buildup which is the bacterial biofilms on the teeth. The aloe vera mouthwash is as effective as chlorhexidine solutions in reducing the problems of dental plaque by killing the harmful yeast called Candida albicans and bacterium named Streptococcus mutans.
  4. Aids in the treatment of canker sores: Most people have experienced mouth ulcers or canker sores at least once in their lifetime. It mostly affects the area underneath the lip or inside the mouth and can be very painful at times. Several studies show that aloe vera gel helps in accelerating the healing process of canker sores.
  5. Reduces constipation: The latex of aloe vera has been found beneficial in the treatment of constipation. The latex is the sticky yellow residue underneath the leaf and contains aloin and barbaloin which offers latex effect.
  6. Prevent formation of wrinkles: Topical aloe vera gel assists in slowing down the ageing process with regular usage. Using aloe vera gel regularly helps in boosting the production of collagen and improves skin elasticity within three months of regular usage.
  7. Lowers down blood sugar levels: There was a time when aloe vera was used as a remedy for diabetes. Aloe vera helps in enhancing insulin sensitivity as well as managing blood sugar levels. It has been used in numerous animals and humans affected with type 2 diabetes and the results are impressive enough to regard it as an alternative treatment option.

Along with these benefits, aloe vera juice is regarded as a sustainable way of weight management which has made it a well-favoured choice of overweight people all over the world. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!

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ZINC AND IT'S IMPORTANCE FOR HEALTH

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon

ZINC AND IT'S IMPORTANCE FOR HEALTH

Zinc is an trace mineral

It is needed for immunity system proper functioning and plays role in cell division, cell growth, hormone production, wound healing and carbohydrates breakdown. Besides this it is needed for senses of smell and taste and enhances the action of insulin

For growth and development during pregnancy, infancy and childhood zinc is required.

It may reduce the risk of common cold if taken regularly for 5 month( Recent study)

Animal protein e.g. Beef, pork and Lamb other good sources are nuts, grains, legumes and yeast. Fruits and vegetables are not good source of zinc.

It is a supplement of multivitamins in the form of Zinc gluconate, Zinc sulphate or Zinc acetate.

Sign and symptoms of deficiency

Note:(Deficiency is more common in vegetarian than non vegetarian)

Frequent infection

Hypogonadism in males

Loss of hairs

Poor appetite

Skin sore

Slow growth

Sense of smell and Taste problem

Poor wound healing

If taken in excess may cause abdominal cramps, Diarrhea and vomiting along with deficiency of Copper or iron

Weight gain or weight loss

Nerve dysfunction.

Increase risk of Infertility

Increase risk of Diabetes

Zinc requirements: It varies in different age group

Infant:

0-6 months: 2 milligrams/day

7-12 months: 3 milligrams/day

Children:

1-3 years: 3 milligrams/day

4-8 years: 5 milligrams/day

9 -13 years: 8 milligrams/day

Adolescents and adults:

Males age 14 and over: 11 milligrams/day

Females age 14 to 18 years: 9 milligrams/day

Females age 19 and over: 8 milligrams/day

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