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[at-l] The Burn and FSN/Cotton/Rules
It's a really good concern. For example, I had a similar accident to
OrangeBug's when I was twelve. My doctors prescribed a topical sulfa based
creme that was probably not Silvadene (mine hurt like hell). Except for the
pain, and the fact that I made the poor nurses' lives miserable, everything
went fine until the last treatment when I broke out in a rash. I've been
suspicious ever since that I'm allergic to Sulfas.
You get one guess as to the active ingredient in Silvadene.
----- Original Message -----
From: "rick boudrie" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [at-l] The Burn and FSN/Cotton/Rules
> One reason I am disinclined to add Silvadene to my own first aid kit is
> practical and moral dilema of providing aid to someone other than myself
> wife who might be in need of it. As a prescriptive drug, I would be
> that I might do some harm with the Silvadene to a person whose medical
> history is unknown to the prescribing physician. On the other hand, I
> want to render the best help I could. I wouldn't know what if the
> was OK to use if my friend's toddler burned his hand, for example. At the
> same time, it would be hard to leave the ointment sit in my pack. What
> would you suggest doing in those kinds of situations?
> Rick Boudrie