The wound was cleansed, hemostasis obtained, and the wound was dressed with gauze dressings soaked in 5% solution of mafenide
Topical 5 percent mafenide
acetate solution (5% Sulfamylon Solution) was found to be bactericidal against many nosocomial Acinetobacter isolates, and wound-care protocols suggest its use in place of normal saline for washing wounds .
Off-label drug use in WOC nursing: Issues related to use of mafenide
acetate to treat infected chronic wounds.
Limited success has also been seen with non-antibiotic remedies such as chlorohexidine, nitrofurazone, PVP-I, mafenide
Cutaneous burns, when they do occur should be treated as thermal cutaneous burns with bacitracin, silver sulfadiazine or mafenide
The in vitro study compared Acticoat dressings to three conventional antimicrobial burn wound treatments: silver nitrate, mafenide
acetate and silver sulfadiazine.