A 39-year-old member asked:
If I am allergic to iodine how will they clean my skin before surgery?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Dan Lister answered
27 years experience in General Surgery
Several options: There are several options available for surgical skin prep. Many surgeons have actually moved away from iodine based preps to a combination of alcohol and chlorhexidene. Just make sure you tell your surgeon and the or nurses about your allergy.
Answered on Nov 11, 2017
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