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Does Betadine Kill
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Douching: is not recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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
Why would Betadine cause renal issues? I read about this today but have never seen this in any research study. It’s well tolerated from what I’ve seen
Use on skin only: The iodine in Betadine can affect kidney function if it is absorbed into the system. Betadine on the skin over small areas is safe, but it should not be used internally, swallowed or on mucous membranes. Acute tubular necrosis, a type of reversible renal failure, has been reported. ...Read more
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