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Povidone Iodine Betadine
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. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Wound on knee. Applied povidone iodine. The wound got covered by a dry yellow layer.Less pain at the centre and painful at outer.Chance of infection?
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?
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