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Medications for Burns, External

About Burns, External:  The treatment of burns depends on the depth, area and location of the burn. Burn depth is generally categorised as first, second or third degree. A first degree burn is superficial and has similar characteristics to a typical sun burn. The skin is red in colour and sensation is intact. In fact, it is usually somewhat painful. Second degree burns look similar to the first degree burns; however, the damage is now severe enough to cause blistering of the skin and the pain is usually somewhat more intense. In third degree burns the damage has progressed to the point of skin death. The skin is white and without sensation.

Drugs Used to Treat Burns, External

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
silver sulfadiazine B N 55 reviews
9.0

Generic name: silver sulfadiazine topical

Brand names:  Silvadene, SSD, Thermazene, SSD AF …show all

Drug class: topical antibiotics

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Silvadene B N 5 reviews
10

Generic name: silver sulfadiazine topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

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lidocaine B N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Brand names:  Xylocaine Jelly, Bactine, AneCream, Aloe Vera Burn Relief Spray with Lidocaine, Solarcaine Burn Relief, Xylocaine Topical, CidalEaze, DermacinRx Lido V Pak, Eha Lotion, LidaMantle, Lidopac, Lidopin, LidoRx, LidoRxKit, Lidotrans 5 Pak, Lidovex, Lidozion, Lidozol, Medi-Quik Spray, RadiaGuard, Regenecare HA Spray, Senatec, Topicaine …show all

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Xylocaine Jelly B N 1 review
10

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Bactine B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Dermoplast C N Add review Rate

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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AneCream B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Aloe Vera Burn Relief Spray with Lidocaine B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Solarcaine Burn Relief B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Albuminar-25 C N Add review Rate

Generic name: albumin human systemic

Drug class: plasma expanders

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Garamycin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: gentamicin systemic

Drug class: aminoglycosides

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SSD B N Add review Rate

Generic name: silver sulfadiazine topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

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Xylocaine Topical B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Nupercainal C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: dibucaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Vancocin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

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gentamicin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: gentamicin systemic

Brand name:  Garamycin

Drug class: aminoglycosides

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Thermazene B N Add review Rate

Generic name: silver sulfadiazine topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

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Albutein C N Add review Rate

Generic name: albumin human systemic

Drug class: plasma expanders

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benzocaine C N 1 review
5.0

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Brand names:  Dermoplast, Solarcaine First Aid Medicated Spray

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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CidalEaze B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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DermacinRx Lido V Pak B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Eha Lotion B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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LidaMantle B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Lidopac B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Lidopin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Alternative treatments for Burns, External

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Burns, External. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Burns, External.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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