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povidone iodine vs potassium iodide

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes.: This involves one of the most popular medical myths. If you are allergic to seafood, you are not allergic to iodine, contrary to very popular belief. ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
A 35-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 46-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 34-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 51-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 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: go to pharmacy and get adult human betadine the concentration of the animal product might be different
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Soap and water: For minor cuts and abrasions, gentle cleansing with soap and water is recommended.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurentiu Boeru
39 years experience Anesthesiology
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
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