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Silver

A precious metal with the highest electrical conduction properties of any metal. It is used mainly in jewelry, photography, and for scientific and industrial purposes. It has been used as the basis for currencies in the past. Silver is traded as a commodity on various security exchanges. Like many precious metals, silver is volatile but generally maintains relatively high prices.
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Effect of aloe vera gel, compared to 1% silver sulfadiazine cream on second-degree burn wound healing.
Antibacterial assay of AgNP and silver sulfadiazine against the selected bacteria is shown in Table 1.
Even though formal acne studies have not been performed with silver sulfadiazine, it has long been used "off-label" for this purpose.
Yaman, "Efects of Nigella sativa and silver sulfadiazine on burn wound healing in rats," Veterinarni Medicina, vol.
Roi et al., "Comparing effects of Silver sulfadiazine, sucralfate and brassica oleracea extract on burn wound healing," Life Science Journal, vol.
The animals were separated in five groups with six animals in each group: (1) Sal (control): diabetic rats treated with 0.9% saline solution; (2) VH (vehicle): diabetic rats treated with 0.6 g of lanolin cream; (3) SS (silver sulfadiazine-positive control): diabetic rats treated with silver sulfadiazine (10 mg/g); (4) ES5: diabetic rats treated with an ointment of 5% S.
Rechargeable antibacterial and antifungal polymeric silver sulfadiazines. J Bioact and Compati Polym 2009; 24(4): 350-67.
Silver has been in use since time immemorial in the form of metallic silver, silver nitrate, and silver sulfadiazine for the treatment of burns, wounds, and several bacterial infections.
Burn dressings with silver sulfadiazine were applied to the fingers, and he was hospitalized in the burn unit for 3 days before discharge without any complications.
Scientific studies show that honey, an ancient wound-healer, is antibacterial and speeds healing of burns better than conventional burn dressings containing silver sulfadiazine. Using a clean butter knife, spread organic, high-quality honey on a piece of sterile gauze large enough to cover the burn.
In experimentally-induced deep burns in guinea pigs and mice, aloe vera killed bacteria and promoted epithelialization significantly better than placebo, and in some cases as well as silver sulfadiazine ointment.