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

Not a good idea...

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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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Dr. Charles Davant answered:

Is povidone-iodine the same as iodine?

Not quite.

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This is an antiseptic that contains iodine, but it's not pure iodine.
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Dr. James W. Chu answered:

Is Povidone iodine and iodine the same?

Depends on items

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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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Thoughts? Could povidone iodine douches get rid of yeast?

Don't think so.

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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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My dog has a soft lump on the palm of his paw. It's puffy and a little sore; we wiped it with alcohol and povidone iodine and it is still there.

Canine question

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I'm an animal lover and wish I could help you, but I'm not qualified to, and I don't think others on this site are either. You'll need to consult with a veterinarian. But it raises an interesting thought. Perhaps Ron Gutman's next venture will be called something like VetTap.
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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?

Yes

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You should have your medical provider take a look at it . You may need antibiotics. They also may need to update your tetanus shot as well.
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Dr. James W. Chu answered:

What's the difference between iodine and betadine?

Topical Betadine

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Betadine is the brand name for several topical preparations (scrub, spray, swabs, pads, etc) with 5-10% povidone-iodine, 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, with 2-7% iodine. Betadine is less toxic to human cells than tincture of iodine
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Dr. Andrew Oswari answered:

Can a person allergic to iodine be also allergic to betadine?

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Yes. Betadine is iodine.
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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?

Possible allergy

Iodine
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.
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Dr. Miguel A. Cano answered:

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...

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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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