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Silver Sulfadiazine Cream 1% is a prescription topical antibacterial cream that prevents burns from becoming infected. This medicated cream protects against a broad range of bacteria, including Staph and E. Coli, as well as yeast infections. It also relieves itching associated with healing cuts and abrasions.
Follow directions provided by your veterinarian.
Before use, thoroughly clean the affected area of your pet's skin as well as your hands, and wear sterile gloves. Apply cream as directed. The treated area may remain uncovered or can be covered by a bandage. Reapply if your pet gets wet.
Cracks or injuries to your turtle's shell are nothing to ignore. Even a small crack or tear can turn into a serious infection. Always check with your veterinarian on any injuries your turtle might sustain. Here is how a veterinarian may treat your turtle and get her back on her feet.
Traditional wound management in turtles, or chelonians, has generally consisted of surgical wound debridement by a veterinarian (removal of the dead tissue), followed by topical and systemic administration of antibiotics.