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Doctor insights on: Betadine Solution Side Effects

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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 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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Can i use betadine ointment directly for anal fissure instead of using betadine solution?

Can i use betadine ointment directly for anal fissure instead of using betadine solution?

Yes, but unnecessary: Snap fissures heal well without specific intervention usually. Those that do not require surgery. Unless a specialist has instructed that you use betadine, I would avoid it as it can interfere with growth of new healthy cells as well as killing bacteria. Sitz baths a few times a day and a super gentle soap is all you need, possibly plus a soothing medicine for pain. ...Read more

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Got a small bite on hand from a white color eel i clean with betadine solution and applied supirocin ointment.Is it poisonous? Please advice thanks..

Got a small bite on hand from a white color eel i clean with betadine solution and applied supirocin ointment.Is it poisonous?  Please advice thanks..

Do any of these: Images look like the eel? I'm not sure what kind of eel it might be. It's best to have it checked by a doctor in your area who is familiar with the local habitat. http://www.seafocus.com/species_morays.html. ...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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Slow heal for cut on knee with small hole from fall on sharp object. saline solution then betadine used then gauze with mupirocin and neomycin applied?

Slow heal for cut on knee with small hole from fall on sharp object. saline solution then betadine used then gauze with mupirocin and neomycin applied?

Wound care: Sounds as if you have done the right things. Hopefully your tetanus vaccine is up to date. If not, go and do this. Watch the wound for signs of redness, heat, tenderness or areas of hardening of the underlying tissue and if these things occur, see a doctor ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Betadine (povidone lodine (etodolac) solution my surgeon gv it to me for cleaning my penis glans n reduce sensitivity m circumcised 12 days ago this lotion work?

Betadine (povidone lodine (etodolac) solution my surgeon gv it to me for cleaning my penis glans n reduce sensitivity m circumcised 12 days ago this lotion work?

For preop disinfect: It's the standard practice to use betadine soap/solution to scrub and paint to disinfect surgical site right before surgery so to minimize possible infection of wound/incision if not allergic to iodine. It does not numb the glans. As to possible altering the sensation of glans, ask doc timely to explore other potential causes, but requiring more detail hx, physicals, etc. For now, just watch... ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks pregnant.but 2 weeks before i had floxacin duracan and betadine pessaries to treat vaginal infection..will it have side effect on my baby?

I am 7 weeks pregnant.but 2 weeks before i had floxacin duracan and betadine pessaries to treat vaginal infection..will it have side effect on my baby?

2weeks ago?: You had florin at 5 weeks. My suggestion is to talk to your obstetrician so you can have a conversation with a genetic counselor.It belongs to category C ,which means ,use if benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks pregnant.but 2 weeks before i had floxacin duracan and betadine pessaries to treat vaginal infection..will it have side effect on my bab?

I am 7 weeks pregnant.but 2 weeks before i had floxacin  duracan and betadine pessaries to treat vaginal infection..will it have side effect on my bab?

Not likely: Those are curious treatments for vaginal infection, but the only medicine there I would be worried about is floxacin. The fetus was likely exposed to very little, just don't use them any longer. ...Read more

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Sore throat feels like a pimple on the back of my tongue used sore throat gargle(betadine) on the right side its painfull when i swallow?

Sore throat feels like a pimple on the back of my tongue used sore throat gargle(betadine)  on the right side its painfull when i swallow?

Warm salt water rins: The safest and most effective attempt at causing that pimple area to go away is warm salt water rinses. Do it for a couple of minutes, 4-5 times a day. If the pimple continues, contact an otolaryngologist to evaluate the pimple area. ...Read more

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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

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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