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Betadine Skin Cleanser Medication
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My nail broke.Its not completly out but part of it from middle to front is unstick from skin. What to do?I applied betadine cream on it.It pains lott
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
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
In chickenpox, is it safe and beneficial to use Betadine (in the form of shower soap) on the skin including face and scalp to ease itching?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does a scab take to form on a small scrape on the palm of my hand? Fingernail scratched off top layer of skin, little/no blood, used betadine
May not have 1: The hand is a good healer & u may not develop a scab. Keep clean with soap & water and leave it open 2 the air & it will do fine. ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
You may need: a cleanser that is not as drying. ...Read more
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
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
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