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Doctor insights on: Is Povidone Iodine And Iodine The Same

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Is povidone iodine and iodine the same?

Is povidone iodine and iodine the same?

Depends on items: Povidone iodine (betadine) is found in several topical preparations (scrub, spray, swabs, pads, etc) as 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 also, with 2-7% iodine. Povidone iodine is less toxic to human cells than tincture of iodine.

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Is povidone-iodine the same as iodine?

Is povidone-iodine the same as iodine?

Not quite.: This is an antiseptic that contains iodine, but it's not pure iodine.

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Can povidone iodine be used safely by diabetics?

Can povidone iodine be used safely by diabetics?

Yes: If it is indicated. Please note that it is NOT use to treat diabetes.

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Thoughts? Could povidone iodine douches get rid of yeast?

Thoughts? Could povidone iodine douches get rid of yeast?

Don't think so.: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Douching can be one possible cause of overgrowth.

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Is betadine skin cleanser (povidone iodine 7.5%) safe as a facial wash?

Is betadine skin cleanser (povidone iodine 7.5%) safe as a facial wash?

Not a good idea...: Betadine is a skin disinfectant used prior to surgery. It is likely too harsh to use everyday and some people even become allergic to it. I would not recommend you use it as a routine facial wash.

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Hydrogen Peroxide or Saline Solution with Povidone Iodine is better solution for cut, abrasion and wound?

Iodine: In general for minor cuts and abrasions the use of antiseptic therapy solutions is not warrented. These solutions (especially H2O2 peroxide) cause cell death and impair wound healing. IF a wound requires cleaning, iodine (specifically iodosorb) has been shown to reduce bacterial load. Therefore, povidone is a better choice than H2O2 for wound cleansing.

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I have 2nd degree burn on my butt & there's a open cut from a group of small blister (3"x3"). Are povidone iodine/bacitracin ointment good for it?

I have 2nd degree burn on my butt & there's a open cut from a group of small blister (3"x3"). Are povidone iodine/bacitracin ointment good for it?

They aren't bad: You'll want to watch carefully for signs of infection, there are a lot of germs in that area. Gauze covering it is probably one of the most important things.

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I'm allergic to iodine my esradiol patch contains povidone Ihould I not use its?

Do you have allergy: Symptoms to IV iodinated contrast only? Because all table salt that you buy from the grocery store contains iodine, unless it expressly says it doesn't. If you have been consuming iodine from table salt, then you are not allergic to ingesting or coming into contact with it. Just to be sure you should ask your primary care provider to distinguish.

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Povodine iodine 5% reduces tinea on face?

Povodine iodine 5% reduces tinea on face?

Maybe, but...: Povidone iodine kills germs, including bacteria and fungi (such as tinea). The over-the-counter anti-fungal creams work better for treating tinea on the face and body. Also, using iodine too much can lead to excessive absorption of iodine into the body (which would be bad), or lead to skin irritation where the iodine is repeatedly placed. A dermatologist can prescribe oral meds for scalp tinea.

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Can oral providone iodine be used for skin disinfection or is it mouth only? I have only that and some small wounds to treat.

Can oral providone iodine be used for skin disinfection or is it mouth only? I have only that and some small wounds to treat.

Yes: Yes. Be sure to have your "wounds" checked by a doctor unless they are very minor. I would feel more comfortable if I knew what wounds you are referring to.

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Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it.?

Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it.?

No.: Betadine should be avoided in pregnancy because it can affect the maternal and fetal thyroid glands and cause complications from that. Do not use betadine pessaries in pregnancy!

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I'm 39week pregnant. When doctor chekd my vagina I was found to have infection and he gave me povidone for 6dys n I used it 3days. Should I continue it.?

I'm 39week pregnant. When doctor chekd my vagina I was found to have infection and he gave me povidone for 6dys n I used it 3days. Should I continue it.?

Hmmm...: I'm curious which infection is being treated with povidine.... I haven't used this for infections of the vagina....Ever. Ask your doc for clarification. On the flip side, it shouldn't be harmful. Take care.

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Betadine (povidone lodine (etodolac) solution my surgeon gv it to me for cleaning my penis glans n reduce sensitivity m circumcised 12 days ago this lotion work?

Betadine (povidone lodine (etodolac) solution my surgeon gv it to me for cleaning my penis glans n reduce sensitivity m circumcised 12 days ago this lotion work?

For preop disinfect: It's the standard practice to use betadine soap/solution to scrub and paint to disinfect surgical site right before surgery so to minimize possible infection of wound/incision if not allergic to iodine. It does not numb the glans. As to possible altering the sensation of glans, ask doc timely to explore other potential causes, but requiring more detail hx, physicals, etc. For now, just watch...