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I thought my son had a mosquito bite but it seems to be getting worse. betadine, detol, bactroban, skin calm are not working. it's itchy and getting worse. Any advise?

I thought my son had a mosquito bite but it seems to be getting worse. betadine, detol, bactroban,  skin calm are not working. it's itchy and getting worse.  Any advise?

Red lights: Depending on your son's age and environment, you are describing a lesion which could be many things. Eczema, scabies and other inflammatory conditions can usually only be ruled out by face to face inspection. I suggest a visit to your GP to have a good look at the lesions before using anything else on the skin. Meanwhile you could give your son an antihistamine for itch relief. All the best. ...Read more

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Can i use dettol to clean and heal wounds on my penis?

Can i use dettol to clean and heal wounds on my penis?

Possibly: Am not aware of any study that has been done on this. The first question would obviously be "What wounds?" and what are they due to? Need more info before making further comments about this, but you might try calling the company that manufactures this and asking them about it. ...Read more

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Is anal douching with diluted Dettols before anal sex a good idea to keep my inside clean and disinfected? Could it be harmful? Is there any risk?

Is anal douching with diluted Dettols before anal sex a good idea to keep my inside clean and disinfected? Could it be harmful? Is there any risk?

Not advisable: Even when diluted, Dettol can cause serious toxicity when taken internally. It contains phenols and is used to kill agricultural pests in Australia. Should be used to clean surfaces and not used internally. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Hello. After a pilonidal surgery they been cleaning my wound with betadine. Now i have been asked to clean it with water in the shower. Is it safe?

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Hello. After a pilonidal surgery they been cleaning my wound with betadine. Now i have been asked to clean it with water in the shower. Is it safe?

Here are some ...: Congratulate for healing well. It is okay to follow instructions from the treating team as long as the wound is kept open without forming a close space. If wound opening narrows, seek the surgeon so to allow wound healing process taking place from its inside out until the space is completely filled with sterile granulation tissue. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Is betadine ok for itching wounds?

Is betadine ok for itching wounds?

This product: Is not recommended for use inside wounds as it has been shown to be toxic to healing cells. In other words, it can inhibit the healing process. ...Read more

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Bitten by hermit crab, cleaned with alco wipe n put betadine on it. Anything I should be worried about?

Bitten by hermit crab, cleaned with alco wipe n put betadine on it. Anything I should be worried about?

Crab bite: If the skin was broken look out for swelling redness or pain. Using anti biotic ointment on the sore might be helpful. If symptoms appear consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is good to use on an allergic rash from betadine contact?

What is good to use on an allergic rash from betadine contact?

Wash-off first, then: Like most other cause of contact-allergies, avoidance is best treatment. If +contact, best is to wash-off as well as you can with warm water and soap. Then depending how severe, topicals such as calamide/cortisone can be used if skin is intact/or only minor abrasion. Oral benadryl/zyrtec help with itching. If more severe, you may need eval and prescriptions from your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use betadine on my wound?

Is it ok to use betadine on my wound?

Usually yes: Diluted betadine solution is usually safe on a wound. It is commonly used as a disinfectant in surgery. ...Read more

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Can I use betadine in treating baby's wound?

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

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Is betadine safe for surgical wound?

Is betadine safe for surgical wound?

Safe: But depends on what it is being used for. Betadine used repeatedly on an open wound can dry and damage healing tissue, so should only be used on an open wound under medical direction, only if needed for cleaning infected tissue, should probably be diluted before use on an open wound, and use sparingly on an open wound. ...Read more

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Is betadine lotion is good for cellulities?

Is betadine lotion is good for cellulities?

No: If you have cellulitis which is caused by a bacterial infection of skin and subcutaneous tissue, antibiotics are an absolute must to cure the infection. Betadine lotion is not likely to have an impact on healing the cellulitis. ...Read more

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What is good to use on a rash from betadine?

What is good to use on a rash from betadine?

Don't.: Betadine just like alcohol is used for "cleaning" the skin, prevent it from infection. If put on "rash", it might cause irritation/itching and make the "rash" worse. ...Read more

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3 days ago I fall of the bike and i had a scratched skin. .but i cleaned it with dettol within an hour..Should i still take a tetanus shot????????????

3 days ago I fall of the bike and i had a scratched skin. .but i cleaned it with dettol within an hour..Should i still take a tetanus shot????????????

Maybe: A person should get a Tdap booster shot if he hasn't gotten a Tdap shot in the last 10 years. The Tdap shot protects him from Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (whooping cough). If a wound is deeper or contaminated with dirt, the doctor may give a tetanus booster if the patient hasn't had a tetanus booster in the last 5 years. ...Read more