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If you have an allergy to Chloroprep would you also be allergic to Betadine? After every surgery I break out in poison ivy type rash around site.

If you have an allergy to Chloroprep would you also be allergic to Betadine? After every surgery I break out in poison ivy type rash around site.

Not the same: Betadine is based on Iodine and Chloroprep is Chlorhexidine, a different chemical. It is also possible that you are allergic to tape or latex which is used in bandaging the surgical site. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Symptoms of betadine skin allergy ?

Symptoms of betadine skin allergy ?

Multiple: The skin reacts to contact allergy in many ways. It usually turns red, swells and it may develop blisters. It is usually itchy, but may also feel like a burning sensation. This would occur in the area of the contact only (where the betadine touched your skin). ...Read more

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Can we use betadine scrub on rashes of scalp?

Can we use betadine scrub on rashes of scalp?

Yes: Yes you can but you should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Betadine or chlorhexidine for skin rash?

Betadine or chlorhexidine for skin rash?

Neither: They are meant to be antiseptics and not for controlling skin rash. Occasionally they are used for pustular skin rash. ...Read more

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Im 14wks pregnant & hv used betadine sol'n 4 more than a week 2x a day on a rash. Is that ok for my baby?

Im 14wks pregnant & hv used betadine sol'n 4 more than a week 2x a day on a rash. Is that ok for my baby?

Safe but...: Betadine is safe for topical use but it is not likely to treat or help with a rash. It is important to determine the cause of the rash so that proper medication can be used to fix it. ...Read more

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How can a person treat a rash from betadine?

How can a person treat a rash from betadine?

Cortisone: First wash off the betadeine , .You also can use cold compresses with milk to decrease the discomfort and use Hydrocortisone to decrease the inflammation. It this is not strong enough you will need a prescription for a fluorinated or stronger steroid cream from your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is good to use on a rash from betadine?

What is good to use on a rash from betadine?

Don't.: Betadine just like alcohol is used for "cleaning" the skin, prevent it from infection. If put on "rash", it might cause irritation/itching and make the "rash" worse. ...Read more

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What works to use on an allergic rash from betadine?

What works to use on an allergic rash from betadine?

Avoid and meds: First it was important to identify betadine as the trigger of the rash, such that it can be avoided in the future. After a thorough skin cleaning to remove the betadine, typically oral antihistamines can reduce itching and topical cortisone medications may also help. The healing will be gradual. ...Read more

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What is good to use on an allergic rash from betadine contact?

What is good to use on an allergic rash from betadine contact?

Wash-off first, then: Like most other cause of contact-allergies, avoidance is best treatment. If +contact, best is to wash-off as well as you can with warm water and soap. Then depending how severe, topicals such as calamide/cortisone can be used if skin is intact/or only minor abrasion. Oral benadryl/zyrtec help with itching. If more severe, you may need eval and prescriptions from your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more