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Doctor insights on: Povidone Iodine Vs Potassium Iodide

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Can a person allergic to iodine still take potassium iodide?

Can a person allergic to iodine still take potassium iodide?

Yes.: This involves one of the most popular medical myths. If you are allergic to seafood, you are not allergic to iodine, contrary to very popular belief. (some doctors even have this misconception.) theoretically it is not possible to be allergic to elemental iodine or simple iodide salts (such as potassium iodide) at all. Iodine can cause a non-allergic reaction called iododerma, however.

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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 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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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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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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What is DEXA and potassium iodide and how do they effect the thyroid?

What is DEXA and potassium iodide and how do they effect the thyroid?

Dexa? Iodide saturate: Not sure 'bout dexa (? Bone density scan?); ki is elemental iodine which is taken up by thyroid. Thyroid needs iodide to make thyroid hormone, but taking ki can cause either hyper- or hypo- thyroidism. Ki was used in japan after nuclear accident to keep people's thyroid from taking up radioactive iodine.

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How does potassium iodide come (KI pills, liquid, capsules), and what is the dose for radiation?

How does potassium iodide come (KI pills, liquid, capsules), and what is the dose for radiation?

Pills for adults: Google "KI pills". BUT, read about adverse effects: https://www. Researchgate. Net/profile/Bernard_Le_Guen/publication/11987460_Iodine_kinetics_and_effectiveness_of_stable_iodine_prophylaxis_after_intake_of_radioactive_iodine_A_review/links/546f3c270cf216f8cfa9cc5c.pdf For dosing see: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/EmergencyPreparedness/BioterrorismandDrugPreparedness/ucm072265.htm#products availa

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What is the difference between potassium iodide and potassium gluconate?

Both potassium but..: Potassium iodide (ki) has potassium complexed with iodine but the other is complexed with gluconate. The former, ki, has more potassium than the latter by weight to weight comparison but it may cause more nausea. Potassium iodide has anti fungal properties and is used as supersaturated product for that (sski), potassium gluconate is frequently used over the counter to replace low potassium levels.

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How long until a large dose of potassium iodide leaves the body? What is its half-life?

How long until a large dose of potassium iodide leaves the body? What is its half-life?

It's complicated: As per dr rhoads please contact your poisons centre or an emergency doctor licensed in the us. The iodine can have prolonged effects on the thyroid gland and so needs specific consultation urgently to get advice for your situation.

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Should I have potassium iodide at home in my emergency kit in case of a radiation leak or attack?

Should I have potassium iodide at home in my emergency kit in case of a radiation leak or attack?

Yes: It is not expensive and remains stable for an indefinite time. In case of radiation leak, a dose of it protects the thyroid. This is the most important concern, especially for children. Not likely you will ever need it, but it could become scarce in case of a nuclear emergency.

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Can I use potassium iodide to get rid of an internal hordeolum? If so, do I apply it right to the eyelid?

Can I use potassium iodide to get rid of an internal hordeolum? If so, do I apply it right to the eyelid?

Well: Not a good idea see a primary care doctor optometrist or ophthalmologist for specific diagnosis and treatment should not really treat this yourself

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