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Can kill fungus: Though betadine can kill bacteria, virus, and fungus, its use for treatment of fungus is not well established. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and selection of medication with established safety/efficacy to manage a fungal infection. Betadine is typically used for minor cuts/burns/scrapes(not recommended for more than 7 days, seek medical advise for extended use). Watch for skin irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topical Betadine: Betadine is the brand name for several topical preparations (scrub, spray, swabs, pads, etc) with 5-10% povidone-iodine, a strong antiseptic, used to prevent bacterial growth. Iodine is a chemical element that the thyroid gland uses to synthesize thyroid hormone. If you mean tincture of iodine, this is a disinfectant, with 2-7% iodine. Betadine is less toxic to human cells than tincture of iodine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Douching: is not recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
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Bitten by hermit crab, cleaned with alco wipe n put betadine on it. Anything I should be worried about?
Crab bite: If the skin was broken look out for swelling redness or pain. Using anti biotic ointment on the sore might be helpful. If symptoms appear consult your doctor. ...Read more
I do all the time: This agent has a lot of dependible benefits.I do make an effort to remove all the residual betadine from the skin after the wound is cleaned or stitched.Leaving it on can be very drying and cause later skin sensitivity to the product. ...Read more