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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

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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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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

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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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Friend has diabetes & got a foot wound has been put on Stafcure LZ by his dr. He says when he puts betadine & cover wound its loos white & oozes fluid.

Friend has diabetes & got a foot wound has been put on Stafcure LZ by his dr. He says when he puts betadine & cover wound its loos white & oozes fluid.

Oozes fluid: Your friend must take you to the nearest Emergency facility. They are very likely to take full care of you but they may need to contact your doctor.

All should go well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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What is the best ointment to put on diabetic foot wound. He has been out on stafcure LZ as well. My friend is putting betadine so far. Thanks?

What is the best ointment to put on diabetic foot wound. He has been out on stafcure LZ as well. My friend is putting betadine so far. Thanks?

The wounds of a-: -diabetic require a work up by an internist as well as an orthopedic surgeon or general surgeon. This needs 2B cultured and images done 2 C how deep the infection or "sore" extends in2 the tissue. Also there R wound healing clinic now that address these issues, as there has been many new concepts in wound care & healing in the last few years. If not under close care of these specialists C them. ...Read more

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Knee wound. Scrape with 5cm diameter, a bit deep. Disinfected it with betadine 5x. It formed a green layer, that came of. How to treat? Can't bend leg

Knee wound. Scrape with 5cm diameter, a bit deep. Disinfected it with betadine 5x. It formed a green layer, that came of. How to treat? Can't bend leg

Medical care: You need medical attention urgently. Please sign off of the internet immediately and get to the hospital now. Are you insane? Do you want to lose your leg? ...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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Knee wound. Laceration with 5cm diameter, a bit deep. Disinfected it with betadine, water/soap. It formed a green layer, that came of. How to treat?

Knee wound. Laceration with 5cm diameter, a bit deep. Disinfected it with betadine, water/soap. It formed a green layer, that came of. How to treat?

Lacerations: Ideally lacerations to the body should be closed within 12 hours but there are exceptions. It sounds as if you're far out of this window. You should monitor for signs of fever, redness, discharge, or severe pain. I would still recommend seeing a medical provider to evaluate your wound and make sure your tetanus status is up to date. ...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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Is betadine lotion is good for cellulities?

Is betadine lotion is good for cellulities?

No: If you have cellulitis which is caused by a bacterial infection of skin and subcutaneous tissue, antibiotics are an absolute must to cure the infection. Betadine lotion is not likely to have an impact on healing the cellulitis. ...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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How long does betadine douche stain?

How long does betadine douche stain?

Variable: Not a good idea to douche very much, that can change the normal vaginal flora and cause problems or infections, and possibly a uterine infection. You may have staining for a few days. ...Read more