Silver is the most effective product for the management of infected chronic wounds

Silver is the most effective product in healing or reducing the size of wounds, the management of bacterial load and/or signs of infection. However, it is the product that produces the most side effects, being the most frequent eczema, pain, maceration, erythema and burning. Dialkylcarbamoyl chloride can be a valid alternative for antimicrobial treatment, since it obtains excellent results and does not produce side effects. Silver is also the most cost-effective product, followed by cadexomer iodine and silver sulphadiazine, while the most expensive treatments are those using honey.