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Doctor insights on: Using Betadine

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Can i use betadine ointment directly for anal fissure instead of using betadine solution?

Can i use betadine ointment directly for anal fissure instead of using betadine solution?

Yes, but unnecessary: Snap fissures heal well without specific intervention usually. Those that do not require surgery. Unless a specialist has instructed that you use betadine, I would avoid it as it can interfere with growth of new healthy cells as well as killing bacteria. Sitz baths a few times a day and a super gentle soap is all you need, possibly plus a soothing medicine for pain. ...Read more

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Can I use dettol antiseptic for vaginal wash?

Can I use dettol antiseptic for vaginal wash?

Use of this type of: Product could alter vaginal ph or alter flora. ...Read more

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Hydrogen Peroxide or Saline Solution with Povidone Iodine is better solution for cut, abrasion and wound?

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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Can I use hydrogen peroxide for mouth wash?

Can I use hydrogen peroxide for mouth wash?

No: No, not on a regular basis. First, in most cases, mouth washes are not essential, and second, if you feel it necessary, there are much better products out there already. Discuss this with your own dentist who would be more aware of the health of you mouth and your dental needs. ...Read more

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Can using hydrogen peroxide on wounds damage skin?

Can using hydrogen peroxide on wounds damage skin?

Yes: This product has been shown to be toxic to new cells that are trying to heal your wound. It should not be used as a wound cleanser except to cleanse a dirty wound that has just been created from trauma. ...Read more

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Can I use tricinolone steroid cream & neosporin antibacterial together?

Can I use tricinolone steroid cream & neosporin antibacterial together?

Yes: These can be used together with the steroid cream applied first. This is often done if rashes such as eczema are secondarily infected. However, bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is a better choice than neosporin due to the lower risk of allergic contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Can I use hydrogen peroxide on eczema?

Can I use hydrogen peroxide on eczema?

This would not...: Be a good primary treatment for eczema because of his drying effect. I will have patients use it sometimes in the ear canals where there is a fungal infection and also eczema. As soon as the fungus is cleared the peroxide is discontinued and the eczema is treated differently. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to rinse with water after using listerine antiseptic mouthwash?

Is it recommended to rinse with water after using listerine antiseptic mouthwash?

Effectiveness....: If you are using an antiseptic mouth rinse to control bacteria and other microorganisms in your mouth and you rinse right after with water, you are weakening its effect and somewhat defeating the purpose. The most important thing to do is to brush and floss properly after meals and limit your intake of refined sugars and sticky starch foods. Rinses are secondary. Find one you like. ...Read more

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Dangers of using permethrin cream repeatedly?

Dangers of using permethrin cream repeatedly?

Depends on variables: This is basically a bug killer, like what is in your handy bug spray. Repeated applications to the skin, especially if the skin barrier is broken down by infection, infestation or burns could lead to the toxic material entering your blood. ...Read more

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Can I use erythromycin topical gel on a bleach burn?

Can I use erythromycin topical gel on a bleach burn?

Only if infected: Erthromycin topical gel will not help a bleach burn to heal more quickly. It would treat infection and is used for acne. It would be better just to keep the area clean and dry and keep a non petroleum based lotion on it to keep it from getting dry. ...Read more

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Ok using fluocinonide ointment on pimples?

Ok using fluocinonide ointment on pimples?

Not for long term us: That is a steroid cream which is not good for long term use on the skin. If you are only using it every now and again on different areas of the face, it won't be a problem. Extensive use over the face or concentrated in one area can thin the skin and/or potentially cause systemic symptoms of steroid use. Other medications are better for management of acne. (salicylic acid wash/benzoyl peroxide). ...Read more

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Can you use neosporin ointment to treat phimosos instead of using steroids?

Can you use neosporin ointment to treat phimosos instead of using steroids?

Depends: The most common cause of phimosis is recurrent infection/inflammation and this is usually fungal in this area. I find best results with combined anti fungal and steroid cream. In rare instances neosporin could benefit. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use rephresh gel while using nuvaring?

Is it safe to use rephresh gel while using nuvaring?

Should be fine: I don't see anything in the ingredient list that would interfere with your Nuvaring hormones. However, those products are usually not necessary, as the vagina is usually able to maintain a proper pH on it's own! If you are concerned about an odor or discharge, you should get checked for an infection. ...Read more

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Betadine or chlorhexidine for skin rash?

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Betadine or chlorhexidine for skin rash?

Neither: They are meant to be antiseptics and not for controlling skin rash. Occasionally they are used for pustular skin rash. ...Read more