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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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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?

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 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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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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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