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How can a person treat a rash from betadine?

How can a person treat a rash from betadine?

Cortisone: First wash off the betadeine, . You also can use cold compresses with milk to decrease the discomfort and use Hydrocortisone to decrease the inflammation. It this is not strong enough you will need a prescription for a fluorinated or stronger steroid cream from your dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...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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What is good to use on a rash from betadine?

What is good to use on a rash from betadine?

Don't.: Betadine just like alcohol is used for "cleaning" the skin, prevent it from infection. If put on "rash", it might cause irritation/itching and make the "rash" worse. ...Read more

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What works to use on an allergic rash from betadine?

What works to use on an allergic rash from betadine?

Avoid and meds: First it was important to identify betadine as the trigger of the rash, such that it can be avoided in the future. After a thorough skin cleaning to remove the betadine, typically oral antihistamines can reduce itching and topical cortisone medications may also help. The healing will be gradual. ...Read more

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What is good to use on an allergic rash from betadine contact?

What is good to use on an allergic rash from betadine contact?

Wash-off first, then: Like most other cause of contact-allergies, avoidance is best treatment. If +contact, best is to wash-off as well as you can with warm water and soap. Then depending how severe, topicals such as calamide/cortisone can be used if skin is intact/or only minor abrasion. Oral benadryl/zyrtec help with itching. If more severe, you may need eval and prescriptions from your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 14wks pregnant & hv used betadine sol'n 4 more than a week 2x a day on a rash. Is that ok for my baby?

I'm 14wks pregnant & hv used betadine sol'n 4 more than a week 2x a day on a rash. Is that ok for my baby?

Safe but...: Betadine is safe for topical use but it is not likely to treat or help with a rash. It is important to determine the cause of the rash so that proper medication can be used to fix it. ...Read more

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Betadine or chlorhexidine for skin rash?

Betadine or chlorhexidine for skin rash?

Neither: They are meant to be antiseptics and not for controlling skin rash. Occasionally they are used for pustular skin rash. ...Read more

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If you have an allergy to Chloroprep would you also be allergic to Betadine? After every surgery I break out in poison ivy type rash around site.

If you have an allergy to Chloroprep would you also be allergic to Betadine? After every surgery I break out in poison ivy type rash around site.

Not the same: Betadine is based on Iodine and Chloroprep is Chlorhexidine, a different chemical. It is also possible that you are allergic to tape or latex which is used in bandaging the surgical site. ...Read more

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A good ointment for a diabetic who has cut/bruised his toe. My father is using neospirin & betadine but he saw rash today. No itch no pus. Help?

A good ointment for a diabetic who has cut/bruised his toe. My father is using neospirin & betadine but he saw rash today. No itch no pus. Help?

Bacitracin: Avoid Neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) attends across a lot of localized allergic reactions just use bacitracin ointment ...Read more

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I had surgery on my left wrist on the 11th. The orange stuff they used caused a very itchy rash and I told them I was allergic to betadine. Any ideas?

I had surgery on my left wrist on the 11th. The orange stuff they used caused a very itchy rash and I told them I was allergic to betadine. Any ideas?

? iodide allergy: It sounds like a possible allergy to iodides (iodine-containing substances). If there is a rash in areas which were coated by the "orange stuff", that represents a "contact dermatitis". Contact the surgeon to confirm it was an iodinated substance, and note for the future your iodine allergy. ...Read more

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After a scrape 7 days ago, & putting a plaster and betadine/iodine paint, I developed a red, blistering rash. Doc gave betamethasone but its not working?

After a scrape 7 days ago, & putting a plaster and betadine/iodine paint, I developed a red, blistering rash. Doc gave betamethasone but its not working?

Possible allergy: Betadine and other iodine-containing topical treatments can be very irritating to the skin, and in some cases can cause tissue damage. An allergic reaction to iodine is also possible. All can take time to calm down, even with a decent topical steroid. I often recommend a simple route by using plain vaseline on a superficial wound to protect while your body does what it does best to heal. ...Read more

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Are there any skin rashes commonly associated with diabetes...Are they treatable and how can they be prevented. Help. Thanks?

Are there any skin rashes commonly associated with diabetes...Are they treatable and how can they be prevented. Help. Thanks?

Diabetic skin issues: Yes-- there are some skin conditions specific to diabetics and other common ones that are more frequent in diabetics. A good discussion by the American Diabetes Association is at http://www. Diabetes. Org/living-with-diabetes/complications/skin-complications. Html? Referrer=https://www. Google. Com/. Good control of diabetes and normal skin care are the basics of prevention. ...Read more

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I am having yeast infection, and I try to treat it with betadine wash twice a day. Will it help? Thanks

I am having yeast infection, and I try to treat it with betadine wash twice a day. Will it help? Thanks

Not likely: You would be better off getting an antifungal like lotrimin, (clotrimazole) monistat. If that doesn't help then you need to see your physician to determine if this is bacterial or yeast causing your infection. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat minor scrapes for 2 month old babies? (she sratches herself and has sharp nails).Neosporin, betadine?

What can I use to treat minor scrapes for 2 month old babies? (she sratches herself and has sharp nails).Neosporin, betadine?

Vaseline / Aquaphor: I recommend using topical petrolatum ointment (vaseline or a brand named aquaphor) this is safe to use and heals scrapes and scratches quickly. Using topical neosporin or betadine increases the risk of developing an allergy later in life. You could also use coconut oil as it has antiseptic properties and will not harm your baby. ...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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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 am 7 weeks pregnant. But 2 weeks before I had floxacin duracan and betadine pessaries to treat vaginal infection. Will it have side effect on my baby?

I am 7 weeks pregnant. But 2 weeks before I had floxacin duracan and betadine pessaries to treat vaginal infection. Will it have side effect on my baby?

2weeks ago?: You had florin at 5 weeks. My suggestion is to talk to your obstetrician so you can have a conversation with a genetic counselor. It belongs to category C, which means, use if benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks pregnant. But 2 weeks before I had floxacin duracan and betadine pessaries to treat vaginal infection. Will it have side effect on my bab?

I am 7 weeks pregnant. But 2 weeks before I had floxacin duracan and betadine pessaries to treat vaginal infection. Will it have side effect on my bab?

Not likely: Those are curious treatments for vaginal infection, but the only medicine there I would be worried about is floxacin. The fetus was likely exposed to very little, just don't use them any longer. ...Read more

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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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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 a steroid?

Is betadine a steroid?

Betadine: Contains a small amount of iodine as it's active ingredient, and also contains several inactive ones none of which are steroids. ...Read more

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Can betadine kill fungal?

Can betadine kill fungal?

Not well established: Although betadine has been used in home remedy for all infection, there is no clear documation that it will help in fungal infections. Best to contact your doctor. ...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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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more