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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Eating a High Superfood Diet (Tip)

Eating a High Superfood Diet

SEAWEED SUPERFOOD – seaweed is a good source of iodine. ...See more

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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. ...Read more

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Vegan Diet (Tip)

Vegan Diet

Seaweed can help provide nutrients such as iodine and iron. Not too much though, it has toxins, too. ...See more

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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. ...Read more

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Wilderness medicine (Tip)

Wilderness medicine

Be scrupulous about water. Always use a filter, steripen, boiling it, or iodine. Germs are invisible. ...See more

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