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Burn Surgery

Antibiotics administration

Authors: Rami Mossad Ibrahim, MD, Elisabeth Lauritzen, MD, Frederik Gulmark, Hansen Med. Stud., Anne Mosebo, Med. Stud., Magnus Balslev Avnstorp, MD and Rikke Holmgaard, MD, PhD

Antibacterial agents

Antimicrobial wound treatment has been of major importance in the prevention of burn infections. Infection may cause decreased healing and poor cosmetic results and causes one of the greatest risks of mortality. 

Aquacel Ag Ionized silver in hydrofiber

Aquacel Ag is active against almost all types of pathogenic bacteria such as:

  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Gram-negative spells, incl. pseudomonas
  • Candida albicans
  • MRSA

Aquacel Ag supports wound healing by providing a moist wound environment. It binds to the wound surface of dermal burns, and can be used for superficial and deep second degree hand burns.


Nitrofurazone is applied impregnated in gaze. Effective against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, but not pseudomonas. Can cause cutaneous allergic reactions. Should be covered with vaseline gaze to keep the wound moist and preventing the bandage to dry. 

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