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Accidentally swallowed betadine gargle

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Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
Since: she has had no problems for 20 days, I believe that she did herself no harm.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Phipps
Dentistry 30 years experience
If persists consult : Paulie i think could be one of several things , none of which is severe. Can be an apthous ulcer (canker sore) or a temporary herpetic type sore, or ... Read More
Dr. Joel Teig
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Warm salt water rins: The safest and most effective attempt at causing that pimple area to go away is warm salt water rinses. Do it for a couple of minutes, 4-5 times a da... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Briskin
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Possible ulcer: This may be an aphthous ulcer, but if persists should be checked.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Let OB know: Please let your obstetrician know but if you only swallowed small amounts this should not be a problem. The warning is there because some people would... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
See: Please consult with the dentist who actually extracted your tooth. It is his/her responsibility for post op evaluation and aftercare until healing is ... Read More
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Not sure : The betadine may be mixing with the saliva and can look brown/red. As awful as this sounds sometimes a picture of the saliva can be helpful as can a ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
A few days: A few days to a week and you'll be feeling much better. With your surgeon's permission, try Peridex mouthwash to make your mouth more clean and fresh.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
Find something else: Povidone iodine is an antiseptic. It is a complex of iodine. Oral use is designed for short courses, to treat infections of the oral cavity. It is n... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Needs to be seen: Unfortunately we have no way of knowing what you are seeing and whether or not it's an infection or something else. The soon you get to see your denti... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Wound care: If it is a 1 cm deep laceration that is quite deep for that area. It may require suturing. What is your tetanus status?
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
See a doctor: Spitting blood is something that needs to be evaluated. Even if you are afraid and paranoid, it is important to take care of yourself. They will do th... Read More

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