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Will betadine cure fungus?

Will betadine cure fungus?

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 more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze. . . are all ...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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What does betadine douche do?

What does betadine douche do?

Douching: If can throw off vaginal pH & ^ risk for infection. The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends AGAINST Douching. ...Read more

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Can I use betadine in jock itch?

Can I use betadine in jock itch?

No: No - not a good idea. : it's a fungal infection. Get your self a anti-fungal powder or cream. Betadine will not help solve the problem. ...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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How long does betadine douche stain?

How long does betadine douche stain?

Variable: Not a good idea to douche very much, that can change the normal vaginal flora and cause problems or infections, and possibly a uterine infection. You may have staining for a few days. ...Read more

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How to use betadine solution as a s douche?

How to use betadine solution as a s douche?

Mostly, none is best: For some time, most regular douching is not recommended. Here's a link: http://womenshealth. Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/douching. Cfm
ask your doctor if unsure. Best! ...Read more

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Is it advisable to use the betadine douche?

Is it advisable to use the betadine douche?

No: The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends AGAINST Douching. ...Read more

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Can I use betadine douche everyday for odor?

Can I use betadine douche everyday for odor?

No: Daily betadine douching can disrupt the normal vaginal environment. It is not for regular use. If you have a problem that is troublesome you should be seen and assessed. ...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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Bitten by hermit crab, cleaned with alco wipe n put betadine on it. Anything I should be worried about?

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

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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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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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Can I use betadine in treating baby's wound?

Can I use betadine in treating baby's wound?

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