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What Is The Difference Between Iodine Tincture And Betadine
Topical Betadine: Betadine is the brand name for several topical preparations (scrub, spray, swabs, pads, etc) with 5-10% povidone-iodine, 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, with 2-7% iodine. Betadine is less toxic to human cells than tincture of iodine.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Not really answering g question if had a reaction to betadine years ago will iodine used in CT scan be a problem I am not allergic to shellfish?
Unlikely: A contrast reaction is unlikely, However, please tell the technologists of the previous reaction.
I have been allergic to betadine in the past used topically I have a CT scan scheduled in which they will inject iodine is going to be a problem?
Possibly: You need to tell them that you have had an allergic reaction to betadine.
After a scrape 7 days ago, & putting a plaster and betadine/iodine paint, I developed a red, blistering rash. Doc gave betamethasone but its not working?
Possible allergy: Betadine and other iodine-containing topical treatments can be very irritating to the skin, and in some cases can cause tissue damage. An allergic reaction to iodine is also possible. All can take time to calm down, even with a decent topical steroid. I often recommend a simple route by using plain vaseline on a superficial wound to protect while your body does what it does best to heal.
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.
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.
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?
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