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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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it advisable to use Saline Solution to clean the wound before apply Povidone Iodine or apply Povidone Iodine straight?
Soap and water: For minor cuts and abrasions, gentle cleansing with soap and water is recommended.
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.
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.
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?
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: 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.
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.
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.
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 availaSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 3 more doctor answers
Can I use potassium iodide to get rid of an internal hordeolum? If so, do I apply it right to the eyelid?
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