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Is Povidone iodine and iodine the same

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Endocrinology 25 years experience
Depends on items: Povidone iodine (betadine) is found in several topical preparations (scrub, spray, swabs, pads, etc) as a strong antiseptic, used to prevent bacterial... Read More
Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
No: Povidone-iodine is a combination of polyvinylpyrrolidone (povidone, pvp) and elemental iodine. It contains from 9.0% to 12.0% available iodine and is... Read More
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Not quite.: This is an antiseptic that contains iodine, but it's not pure iodine.

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Concentration.: You could probably make it at home, but why. It is safer, cheaper and less messier if you just go to the drug store and purchase it.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Yes: If it is indicated. Please note that it is NOT use to treat diabetes.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't think so.: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it ... Read More
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Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Soap and water: For minor cuts and abrasions, gentle cleansing with soap and water is recommended.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
Dermatology 32 years experience
Not a good idea...: Betadine is a skin disinfectant used prior to surgery. It is likely too harsh to use everyday and some people even become allergic to it. I would no... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurentiu Boeru
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Abscess relief.: You could try the very Warm compresses until it opens. Antibiotics will work. The best is surgical intervention with antibiotic protection though this... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 18 years experience
Iodine: In general for minor cuts and abrasions the use of antiseptic therapy solutions is not warrented. These solutions (especially H2O2 peroxide) cause ce... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Need to change: The iodine causes itching when it dries. What are you treating?
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Norton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: You should have your medical provider take a look at it . You may need antibiotics. They also may need to update your tetanus shot as well.

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