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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. ...Read more
Can I use povidone iodine surgical scrub designated " animals only " on my 94 year old grandmother?
NO: Go to pharmacy and get adult human betadine the concentration of the animal product might be different ...Read more
Is it advisable to use Saline Solution to clean the wound before apply Povidone Iodine or apply Povidone Iodine straight?
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. ...Read more
I applied Povidone-iodine on pimple away from my anus. No pain and becomes pale around it. Less redness. Slightly itch often. How is it? Is it good?
Folliculitis: Do not use concentrated. Consider use topical antibiotics. If it gets larger may need antibiotics or plus lncision and drainage ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I am breastfeeding my 4, 5 month daughter and I have vaginal infections. Can I take povidone-Iodine vaginal pessary? Does it badly affect my baby?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Can oral providone iodine be used for skin disinfection or is it mouth only? I have only that and some small wounds to treat.
Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for 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. ...Read more
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... ...Read more
2days after tooth extraction, the socket had yellowish slough on top, I cleaned with povidone and normal saline and it goes off. I found a small empty hole there. Now, I'm suffering neck pain when swallow but no fever/sorethroat. What should I do next?
See: Please consult with the dentist who actually extracted your tooth. It is his/her responsibility for post op evaluation and aftercare until healing is adequate. ...Read more
"usp tincture of iodine is defined in the U.S. National formulary (nf) as containing in each 100 ml, 1.8 to 2.2 grams of elemental iodine, and 2.1 to 2.6 grams of sodium iodide. Alcohol is 50 ml and the balance is purified water. This "2% free iodine" solution provides about one mg of free iodine per drop." iodine is neutral i2; iodide is a -1 charged ion (i-). ...Read more
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No: Bacterial vaginosis is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella vaginalis and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Per your info. You are taking flagyl. Iodine does not treat bv. ...Read more
Only in safe amounts: Iodine deficiency is uncommon in the US because it is abundant in seafood, added to many other foods, and found in multivitamins. Taking more than the generally recommended daily limit of ~1000 mcg daily will increase the risk of thyroid dysfunction. Hypothyroidism occurs when excessive iodine blocks thyroid hormone synthesis. Hyperthyroidism can also occur in people susceptible to overfunction. ...Read more
Yes: Doctors who prescribe high dose iodine therapy for other diseases such as breast cancer, are finding that iodine can lower Insulin and oral anti-diabetic drug requirements in their diabetic patients, sometimes to the point of their not needing any anti-diabetic medication at all. Iodine is needed for proper glucose metabolism and for preventing the cardiovascular complications of diabetes. ...Read more