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Betadine Oral Antiseptic
Yes.: Unless there is an iodine allergy. Betadine works on the surface only. ...Read more
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
What can I use to treat minor scrapes for 2 month old babies? (she sratches herself and has sharp nails).Neosporin, betadine?
Vaseline / Aquaphor: I recommend using topical petrolatum ointment (vaseline or a brand named aquaphor) this is safe to use and heals scrapes and scratches quickly. Using topical neosporin or betadine increases the risk of developing an allergy later in life. You could also use coconut oil as it has antiseptic properties and will not harm your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an IUD placed yesterday and my gyn used betadine to sterilize first which I am allergic to. I have hives. Are there long term consequences?
No: As long as you avoid betadine be sure to inform your doctor next time to use an alternative antiseptic. ...Read more
Sore throat: I am not aware of betadine rinse for the throat but I am certain that there would be minimal absorption of the substance if you rinsed and spit it out. As always though you need to ultimately check with and follow what your ob/gyn doctor says to do. Good luck and feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have mouth ulcers and gingivitis, and i chose to take betadine gargle to cure it. Although I have a goiter, how long may i take betadine gargle?
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