APPLICATIONS OF SILVER BASED PREPARATIONS: FROM CONVENTIONAL TO NOVEL DRUG DELIVERY – A REVIEW
Dhritilata Pegu* and Madhuchandra Lahan
Silver-based treatments have been used in wound healing, wound care, and infection management since ancient times to provide adequate healing. These treatments have specific limitations, such as poisonousness, skin discoloration, and bacterial resistance, which have limited their use. As a result, new and inventive wound treatments, as well as techniques to improve on existing treatments, are being pursued. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have demonstrated the ability to overcome the limitations associated with traditional silver-based therapies. AgNPs are effective against a wide variety of microorganisms while being less harmful, effective at lower concentrations, and causing no skin discoloration. This review examines the history and impact of silver-based treatments prior to the development of AgNPs and AgNP-based nanoformulations. It also has the properties of AgNPs that aid in wound healing and make it superior to traditional silver-based wound treatment therapies.
Keywords: Nanotechnology, silver-based therapy, silver nanoparticles, antibacterial, anticancer.
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