Commonly Used Burn Dressings



This is a clear antibiotic ointment commonly used on facial burns.

Silver Sulfadiazine: (Thermazene, Silvadene)

This is a white antibiotic cream used to thoroughly cover the wound. Many Burn Survivors say that they receive a cooling effect after the application.


This anti-infective cream is white, and is used on deep burns, particularly electrical burns. It has the ability to penetrate further into the injured tissue.

Travase (or other enzymatic debriders):

An enzyme used to dissolve dead tissue.

Other Burn Dressings:

As time progresses and your wounds heal, various other burn dressings may be needed. The goals are the same: Prevent infection alnd promote healing with as little discomfort as possible.