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is povidone iodine and iodine the same

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Not quite.: This is an antiseptic that contains iodine, but it's not pure iodine.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: If it is indicated. Please note that it is NOT use to treat diabetes.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Betadine: Iodine is an ingredient in Betadine, which is a cleanser.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Betadine: contains a small amount of iodine as it's active ingredient, and also contains several inactive ones.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Controversial but...: Dr. Guy abraham, a professor at ucla, formulated iodoral & believes 12.5 mg is the average daily intake in japan, has a variety of health benefits & i ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Iodized salt: 42 F asks: What amount iodine [ki] is in iodized salt? ANS: read the label on the salt you want to know about. They may differ depending on county of ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Tincture of iodine: Is a medicine that has been used for years as a topical antiseptic. It's use has waned due to stinging when applied & staining of skin & clothing.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
26 years experience Family Medicine
Potasium: No, Klor-Con is potassium chloride which is different from potassium iodide
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
None really: In all three instances, rai may still be given.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid scan: Iodine will not interfere with the technicium scan, however the tc99 scan does not tell you much. If a thyroid scan is needed, it should be done with ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Iodine: is easily converted to iodide. Salt has it in the iodate form http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11396703 Since people are getting it in the iodate ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guido Davidzon
17 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Preparation: Some diagnostic centers ask patients to undergo a 2 week low-iodine diet prior to a thyroid uptake and scan. This is because the study uses radioactiv ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
No: There are about 7-8 marketed MRI contrasts in the us. The safest ones do not cause nsf. These are multihance, ProHance and eovist. None of these ha ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
It's formula: From wikipedia: "usp tincture of iodine is defined in the U.S. National formulary (nf) as containing in each 100 ml, 1.8 to 2.2 grams of elemental iod ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Skin cleansers: These are not particularly dangerous.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
right amount: After complete ablation of thyroid tissue body needs required amount of thyroid hormone for each person , so requirement will increase due to lack of ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Used properly they: Are all safe.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Iodine 131 uses: Major uses include the treatment of thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroidism due to graves disease), sometimes hyperactive thyroid nodules (abnormally active t ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Goiter: Iodine containing foods. See the link below for more information http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/natural-foods-high-in-iodine.php
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
No: A thyroid scan is a study that exposes you to a small amount of radiation and allows the radiologist to see images of the thyroid. A radioactive thyr ... Read More
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