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Povidone Iodine Vs 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
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
Can I use povidone iodine surgical scrub designated " animals only " on my 94 year old grandmother?
NO: Go to pharmacy and get adult human betadine the concentration of the animal product might be different ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Should I have potassium iodide at home in my emergency kit in case of a radiation leak or attack?
Can I use potassium iodide to get rid of an internal hordeolum? If so, do I apply it right to the eyelid?
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
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
Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it.?
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: Lugo`s solution and Iodoral.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
2days after tooth extraction, the socket had yellowish slough on top, I cleaned with povidone and normal saline and it goes off. I found a small empty hole there. Now, I'm suffering neck pain when swallow but no fever/sorethroat. What should I do next?
See: Please consult with the dentist who actually extracted your tooth. It is his/her responsibility for post op evaluation and aftercare until healing is adequate. ...Read more