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Doctor insights on: Betadine Uses

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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

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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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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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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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Is it ok to use betadine when taking oral antibiotics?

Yes.: Unless there is an iodine allergy. Betadine works on the surface only. Read more

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Is it safe to use betadine on my face?

Is it safe to use betadine on my face?

Why would you?: As a surgeon, we constantly use products like this on our hands prior to starting an operation. Although safe to use, it can really irritate the skin and cause significant drying of the skin. Never a need to use on your face except prior to an invasive procedure. Read more

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Do I use betadine on incision after laparoscopy?

Do I use betadine on incision after laparoscopy?

Not needed.: Betadine may dry out the skin. I advise simply using your usual soap and water to clean the wounds. 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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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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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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Glan pennis-red patches & white scales-had neosporin h-now mucous like discharge with itchin. I wash it with hot water and use betadine lotion to clean?

Glan pennis-red patches & white scales-had neosporin h-now mucous like discharge with itchin. I wash it with hot water and use betadine lotion to clean?

No, see a Doctor: It does not sound normal, does sound infected, and may be transmissible. You should be evaluated by a doctor--yours, or urologist or county health dept "std clinic" or urgent care. Read more

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Can you use betadine douche while breast feeding?

Can you use betadine douche while breast feeding?

I would avoid: Douching in general. It kills bacteria that are there normally and would prevent odorous discharge. If you absolutely must, I would use watered down vinegar instead. Read more