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Doctor insights on: Betadine Oral Antiseptic

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Is it ok to use betadine when taking oral antibiotics?

Yes.: Unless there is an iodine allergy. Betadine works on the surface only. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use betadine on my wound?

Is it ok to use betadine on my wound?

Usually yes: Diluted betadine solution is usually safe on a wound. It is commonly used as a disinfectant in surgery. ...Read more

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Is betadine ok for itching wounds?

Is betadine ok for itching wounds?

This product: Is not recommended for use inside wounds as it has been shown to be toxic to healing cells. In other words, it can inhibit the healing process. ...Read more

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Is betadine a steroid?

Is betadine a steroid?

Betadine: contains a small amount of iodine as it's active ingredient, and also contains several inactive ones none of which are steroids. ...Read more

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Can betadine kill fungal?

Can betadine kill fungal?

Not well established: Although betadine has been used in home remedy for all infection, there is no clear documation that it will help in fungal infections. Best to contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Is betadine safe for surgical wound?

Is betadine safe for surgical wound?

Safe: But depends on what it is being used for. Betadine used repeatedly on an open wound can dry and damage healing tissue, so should only be used on an open wound under medical direction, only if needed for cleaning infected tissue, should probably be diluted before use on an open wound, and use sparingly on an open wound. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use betadine on my face?

Is it safe to use betadine on my face?

Why would you?: As a surgeon, we constantly use products like this on our hands prior to starting an operation. Although safe to use, it can really irritate the skin and cause significant drying of the skin. Never a need to use on your face except prior to an invasive procedure. ...Read more