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Doctor insights on: Betadine Surgical Scrub Medication

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Is betadine safe for surgical wound?

Is betadine safe for surgical wound?

Safe: But depends on what it is being used for. Betadine used repeatedly on an open wound can dry and damage healing tissue, so should only be used on an open wound under medical direction, only if needed for cleaning infected tissue, should probably be diluted before use on an open wound, and use sparingly on an open wound. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is only using betadine to clean a surgical suture enough for the 1st weak without cleaning with water?

Please help docs! Is only using betadine to clean a surgical suture enough for the 1st weak without cleaning with water?

Ask your surgeon: Ask your surgeon as some surgeons do not want the wound dressings to be disturbed. If the surgeon allows you to wet the sutured incision line then cleaning with water/saline or betadine are all okay. I do not allow my patients to sit in a bath tub but they can shower once the drains have been removed. ...Read more

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I had Plantar fasciitis surgery 3 weeks ago. The dr said to alternate betadine and NEOSPORIN. Would mupirocin ointment work?

I had Plantar fasciitis surgery 3 weeks ago. The dr said to alternate betadine and NEOSPORIN. Would mupirocin ointment work?

Ointment: The mupirocin would be acceptable to replace neosporin. However, I would still suggest betadine or a hard soap like cetaphil to keep the area clean. ...Read more

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Hello. After a pilonidal surgery they been cleaning my wound with betadine. Now I have been asked to clean it with water in the shower. Is it safe?

Hello. After a pilonidal surgery they been cleaning my wound with betadine. Now I have been asked to clean it with water in the shower. Is it safe?

Here are some. ..: Congratulate for healing well. It is okay to follow instructions from the treating team as long as the wound is kept open without forming a close space. If wound opening narrows, seek the surgeon so to allow wound healing process taking place from its inside out until the space is completely filled with sterile granulation tissue. Best wishes... ...Read more

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If you have an allergy to Chloroprep would you also be allergic to Betadine? After every surgery I break out in poison ivy type rash around site.

If you have an allergy to Chloroprep would you also be allergic to Betadine? After every surgery I break out in poison ivy type rash around site.

Not the same: Betadine is based on Iodine and Chloroprep is Chlorhexidine, a different chemical. It is also possible that you are allergic to tape or latex which is used in bandaging the surgical site. ...Read more

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I had perianal abscess surgery one month ago and my doctor said you don't have to take any medicine but my wound is not properly healed and suggested for sitz bath with betadine solution.

I had perianal abscess surgery one month ago and my doctor said you don't have to take any medicine but my wound is not properly healed and suggested for sitz bath with betadine solution.

Use warm soaks: Superficial abscesses not involving intraperitoneal area but rather perianal, when drained, can be managed without medicationsl. Rather warm soaks to area allow inflow of blood supply to enhance healing. Any source of warm soaks including baths will enhance healing of surgical site. ...Read more

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I had surgery on my left wrist on the 11th. The orange stuff they used caused a very itchy rash and I told them I was allergic to betadine. Any ideas?

I had surgery on my left wrist on the 11th. The orange stuff they used caused a very itchy rash and I told them I was allergic to betadine. Any ideas?

? iodide allergy: It sounds like a possible allergy to iodides (iodine-containing substances). If there is a rash in areas which were coated by the "orange stuff", that represents a "contact dermatitis". Contact the surgeon to confirm it was an iodinated substance, and note for the future your iodine allergy. ...Read more

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Can we use betadine scrub on rashes of scalp?

Can we use betadine scrub on rashes of scalp?

Yes: Yes you can but you should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you use betadine scrub to clean after urinating or having a bowel movement to prevent bacteria that causes utis?

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Can you use betadine scrub to clean after urinating or having a bowel movement to prevent bacteria that causes utis?

? feasibility: Frequent uti, usually a bladder infection, in women is closely related to sexual activity. Voiding urine and taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or Macrodantin after intercourse would be helpful. ...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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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