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Doctor insights on: Betadine Skin Cleanser Medication

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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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Symptoms of betadine skin allergy ?

Symptoms of betadine skin allergy ?

Multiple: The skin reacts to contact allergy in many ways. It usually turns red, swells and it may develop blisters. It is usually itchy, but may also feel like a burning sensation. This would occur in the area of the contact only (where the betadine touched your skin). ...Read more

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Is it safe to use betadine solution on babies head?

Is it safe to use betadine solution on babies head?

Depends: This is a commonly used disinfectant.I routinely use it for preparing skin for suturing on almost any body surface. I make an effort to remove any residual betadine after the procedure.Leaving it on is thought to increase risk of sensitizing the skin to the product making future use likely to cause a rash. ...Read more

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Betadine or chlorhexidine for skin rash?

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Betadine or chlorhexidine for skin rash?

Neither: They are meant to be antiseptics and not for controlling skin rash. Occasionally they are used for pustular skin rash. ...Read more

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In chickenpox, is it safe and beneficial to use Betadine solution on the skin including the face to ease itching? Can it be applied to the scalp too?

In chickenpox, is it safe and beneficial to use Betadine solution on the skin including the face to ease itching? Can it be applied to the scalp too?

I wouldn't: Betadine has the potential to sensitize you(make allergic) to its components if it is left on the skin for indefinite periods. I make great effort to remove any trace of it after I use it to sterilize an area for a procedure. ...Read more

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I thought my son had a mosquito bite but it seems to be getting worse. betadine, detol, bactroban, skin calm are not working. it's itchy and getting worse. Any advise?

I thought my son had a mosquito bite but it seems to be getting worse. betadine, detol, bactroban,  skin calm are not working. it's itchy and getting worse.  Any advise?

Red lights: Depending on your son's age and environment, you are describing a lesion which could be many things. Eczema, scabies and other inflammatory conditions can usually only be ruled out by face to face inspection. I suggest a visit to your GP to have a good look at the lesions before using anything else on the skin. Meanwhile you could give your son an antihistamine for itch relief. All the best. ...Read more

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Ripped off skin at thumb area while rinsing clothes last night. Washed w/soap + betadine, used neosporin+band-aid, has white edges now after neosporin, is that normal? Should i let it dry out tonight?

If minor..: You are going to hear varied opinions on wound care. Treatment of a specific wound is very visually based ie. It needs to be looked at by the person treating it. In general with an avulsion, most are just partial thickness and are best treated with daily cleaning with mild soap and water, antibiotic ointment and a dressing until healed. ...Read more

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3d ago, my toenail was lifted and bleed. Used betadine, now the skin around base of nail is swollen, watery & itchy. Now trying rivanol + miconazole.

3d ago, my toenail was lifted and bleed. Used betadine, now the skin around base of nail is swollen, watery & itchy. Now trying rivanol + miconazole.

E Gads !!: These type injuries are best treated by a specialists. The injury can get out of hand very quickly. The degree of lifting as well the amount of tearing will need to be examined to predict a realistic outcome. ...Read more

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Need a name of a drug for acne and spots or inflamed skin following acne for oily and sensitive skin and a cleanser?

Need a name of a drug for acne and spots or inflamed skin following acne for oily and sensitive skin and a cleanser?

Scientific Rx: First, manage your acne. If 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for something to add -- acne can be managed. Hydroquinone bleach can fade the dark spots (not the red spots) left behind, but be sparing or you'll disfigure yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How might i go about finding a long lasting skin cleanser?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it frequently w gentle means. ...Read more

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What does oatmeal cleanser do for dry skin?

Cleans it: Cleansers clean the skin; the ones with oatmeal may be a bit less drying than ordinary soap, but not much. There are also oatmeal powders (to put in bathwater) and oatmeal moisturizing lotions, so if your goal is to moisturize dry skin, they would be a better choice. ...Read more

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What's the best facial cleanser for healthy skin?

What's the best facial cleanser for healthy skin?

Product: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have dry skin, I use 100% pure cleanser and lotion. Is there any way to cure it?

What do you suggest if I have dry skin, I use 100% pure cleanser and lotion. Is there any way to cure it?

Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body ...Read more

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Best Scrub or cleanser for White head ?

Best Scrub or cleanser for White head ?

Soap: Soap and a wash cloth. Medicated cleansers don't work nearly as well as creams or gels ...Read more

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What kind of facial cleanser should I use if normal skin?

What kind of facial cleanser should I use if normal skin?

Facial cleanser: As gentle as it gets. Cetaphil® gentle skin cleanser is great for daily makeup removal. Originally formulated for dermatologists, this cleanser is gentle on your skin and sensitive to your skin’s needs. Cetaphil® gentle skin cleanser will not strip the skin of natural protective oils or emollients, or disturb the skin’s natural pH balance. This dermatologist-recommended cleanser is fragrance-free. ...Read more

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I need a name of a good cleanser for sensitive and oily skin?

I need a name of a good cleanser for sensitive and oily skin?

Balshiskincare: If you are ready for something more the just the average over the counter cleanser take a look at shine vitamin wash at balshiskincare.Com. It is fabulous for sensitive and oily skin. If your looking for something over the counter, i'd go with cerave facial wash. All the best! ...Read more