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Betadine Versus Dettol
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
Topical Betadine: Betadine is the brand name for several topical preparations (scrub, spray, swabs, pads, etc) with 5-10% povidone-iodine, a strong antiseptic, used to prevent bacterial growth. Iodine is a chemical element that the thyroid gland uses to synthesize thyroid hormone. If you mean tincture of iodine, this is a disinfectant, with 2-7% iodine. Betadine is less toxic to human cells than tincture of iodine. ...Read more
Concerns: Dettol liquid antiseptic/ disinfectant could cause changes in vaginal flora and ph. Usually soap ; disinfectants are not needed inside the vagina. ...Read more
Douching: Is not recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: You can use the personal hygiene products, but don't use their floor cleaner. ...Read more
No dettol is toxic: And I would not use it. The same applies to septor. ...Read more
Why?: For what purpose?Get a more detailed answer ›
Bitten by hermit crab, cleaned with alco wipe n put betadine on it. Anything I should be worried about?
Crab bite: If the skin was broken look out for swelling redness or pain. Using anti biotic ointment on the sore might be helpful. If symptoms appear consult your doctor. ...Read more
I used undiluted dettol on my face after shaving. Now it is extremely dry. My cheeks swelled up. Please help?
I've used dettol on my anus. Now it's swollen I think and also it feels sticky there. What should I do now to feel better there?
GetItCheckedByDOCTOR: You need to get your Swollen Anus checked by a Doctor. Why did you put Detol on your Anus. ...Read more
How can I cure my bacne problem? The condition did not improve despite using Dettol and QV body wash. It got worsen when applying lotion to it. HELP!
One month ago on 2nd may I applied dettol on my pimple now that burned area turned into brown colour plz suggest me wht should I do nd how to remove?
Throw away the detto: You will do much better with REAL acne treatment. The treatment depends on various factors. You may benefit from tretinoin gel or cream. The brown color is probably post-inflammatory pigmentation due to acne. Tretinoin controls acne and also reduces the dark color. This usually requires 3 months for significant improvement. If you are looking for a magic medicine to spot treat zits you will be di ...Read more
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
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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