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Can betadine be used after shelf life

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
It will stain: You can use Betadine topically but must wipe it off because it is red yellow colored and will stain underwear. It is a good disinfectant but their are... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hoffmann
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Betadine effective: Betadine is a skin disinfectant that is commonly used in surgery. It works well and only occasionally causes skin allergies or reactions.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Good for cleansing: I am not sure that mercurochrome has ever been shown to be beneficial to healing despite it's widespread use. While betadine is outstanding for cleani... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Hecht
Podiatry 45 years experience
Foot fungus: Betadine is an iodine compound used mostly for cleansing wounds and skin areas. There are specific medications available for treatment of fungal skin ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hoffmann
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Usually yes: Diluted betadine solution is usually safe on a wound. It is commonly used as a disinfectant in surgery.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
I do all the time: This agent has a lot of dependible benefits.I do make an effort to remove all the residual betadine from the skin after the wound is cleaned or stitch... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
No: Daily betadine douching can disrupt the normal vaginal environment. It is not for regular use. If you have a problem that is troublesome you should be... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Endocrinology 26 years experience
Topical Betadine: Betadine is the brand name for several topical preparations (scrub, spray, swabs, pads, etc) with 5-10% povidone-iodine, a strong antiseptic, used to ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Yes. Betadine is iodine.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes.: Unless there is an iodine allergy. Betadine works on the surface only.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Betadine kills bacteria does not kill body cells normal or cancer
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