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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you make povidone iodine ointment at home?

Concentration.: You could probably make it at home, but why.
It is safer, cheaper and less messier if you just go to the drug store and purchase it. ...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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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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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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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?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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I'm allergic to iodine my esradiol patch contains povidone Ihould I not use its?

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

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Is Klor-Con the same as potassium iodine?

Is Klor-Con the same as potassium iodine?

Potasium: No, Klor-Con is potassium chloride which is different from potassium iodide ...Read more

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Povodine iodine 5% reduces tinea on face?

Povodine iodine 5% reduces tinea on face?

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

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Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it.?

Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it.?

No.: Betadine should be avoided in pregnancy because it can affect the maternal and fetal thyroid glands and cause complications from that. Do not use betadine pessaries in pregnancy! ...Read more

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Can oral providone iodine be used for skin disinfection or is it mouth only? I have only that and some small wounds to treat.

Can oral providone iodine be used for skin disinfection or is it mouth only? I have only that and some small wounds to treat.

Yes: Yes. Be sure to have your "wounds" checked by a doctor unless they are very minor. I would feel more comfortable if I knew what wounds you are referring to. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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