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A 40-year-old member asked:

is betadine lotion is good for cellulities?

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Dr. Bret Boyle
Wound care 28 years experience
No: If you have cellulitis which is caused by a bacterial infection of skin and subcutaneous tissue, antibiotics are an absolute must to cure the infection. Betadine lotion is not likely to have an impact on healing the cellulitis.
Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine 27 years experience
No: Betadine is very drying and actually fairly cytotoxic, so i personally would not recommend it. Real treatment of cellulitis without wounds is antibiotics.

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