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Please help docs! is only using betadine to clean a surgical suture enough for the 1st weak without cleaning with water?
Ask your surgeon: Ask your surgeon as some surgeons do not want the wound dressings to be disturbed. If the surgeon allows you to wet the sutured incision line then cleaning with water/saline or betadine are all okay. I do not allow my patients to sit in a bath tub but they can shower once the drains have been removed. ...Read more
A good ointment for a diabetic who has cut/bruised his toe.my father is using neospirin & betadine but he saw rash today..no itch no pus.help?
I got a scratch left side of my left hand from nearly 4 days, I clean it using spray and this betadine,now it got a crust on it, should it be covered?
Scratch: Just wash with soap and water and leave open to the air and it should heal ...Read more
I do all the time: This agent has a lot of dependible benefits.I do make an effort to remove all the residual betadine from the skin after the wound is cleaned or stitched.Leaving it on can be very drying and cause later skin sensitivity to the product. ...Read more