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After a scrape 7 days ago, & putting a plaster and betadine/iodine paint, I developed a red, blistering rash.Doc gave betamethasone but its not working?

After a scrape 7 days ago, & putting a plaster and betadine/iodine paint, I developed a red, blistering rash.Doc gave betamethasone but its not working?

Possible allergy: Betadine and other iodine-containing topical treatments can be very irritating to the skin, and in some cases can cause tissue damage. An allergic reaction to iodine is also possible. All can take time to calm down, even with a decent topical steroid. I often recommend a simple route by using plain vaseline on a superficial wound to protect while your body does what it does best to heal. ...Read more

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What's the difference between iodine and betadine?

What's the difference between iodine and betadine?

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 more

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Is betadine skin cleanser (povidone iodine 7.5%) safe as a facial wash?

Is betadine skin cleanser (povidone iodine 7.5%) safe as a facial wash?

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 not recommend you use it as a routine facial wash. ...Read more

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Is iodine same as betadine?

Is iodine same as betadine?

Betadine: contains a small amount of iodine as it's active ingredient, and also contains several inactive ones. ...Read more

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Is povidone iodine and iodine the same?

Is povidone iodine and iodine the same?

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 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 also, with 2-7% iodine. Povidone iodine is less toxic to human cells than tincture of iodine. ...Read more

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