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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?

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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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 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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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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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

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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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Could liquid handwash (dettol) be used to clean denture?

Could liquid handwash (dettol) be used to clean denture?

Normal?: Only use denture cleanser as other chemicals may be hazardous to your health and detrimental to the dentures. ...Read more

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Is betadine or peroxide and a gauze pad enough to clean my stitches without getting infected?

Infection prevention: It depends on the wounds and the location of the wound. If the wound is clean like at home with a knife, or surgical or fall at home, then betadine or peroxide will be ok. But if the wound is dirtyfrom outside, or animal bite etc, then a use of antibiotic cream and some time aral antibiotics will be recommended to prevent wound infection. ...Read more

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Anus swelling...On closer view I saw that its a tear and small amount of blood...What is it? Can I put dettol cream?

Anus swelling...On closer view I saw that its a tear and small amount of blood...What is it? Can I put dettol cream?

Diarrhea/constipatio: Either can cause you to have developed an anal fissure, regulate your diet and fluids and most fissures will heal. ...Read more

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What to do if I got scratches from plastic surface after an hour I cleaned it with dettol, can I have tetanus infection?

What to do if I got scratches from plastic surface after an hour I cleaned it with dettol, can I have tetanus infection?

Tetanus: Check and see when you had your last tetanus shot. If it's more than ten years get a booster. The chances of you getting tetanus re small. ...Read more

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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

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Is washing the genitalia with dettol a good idea? I am a 22 yr old female and have been doing this as it itches uncontrollably.

Is washing the genitalia with dettol a good idea? I am a 22 yr old female and have been doing this as it itches uncontrollably.

No! ↑es vaginitis: A crucial part of immune system strategy for preventing skin/mucous membrane problems is favoring growth of bacteria which out-compete other potentially harmful organisms. There is little evidence that antibacterial agents promoted to the public have any benefit over soap & water; indeed often ↑ problems. This is especially true for vaginal/labial tissues in which lactobacilli prevent pathogens. ...Read more

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Hi I have boil on my penis which has pus and I squizzed it and took all out all pus and cleaned it in dettol but again pus has formed wht to do?

Hi I have boil on my penis which has pus and I squizzed it and took all out all pus and cleaned it in dettol but again pus has formed wht to do?

Here are some...: What described strongly suggests you got a sebaceous cyst with recurrent infection like that in acnes. To solve such "permanently", a skillful excision at the time of no active infection is advised. To verify the "truth" as stated, have a dermatologist or urologist take a look timely. Best wishes to your health... ...Read more

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Friend has diabetes & got a foot wound has been put on Stafcure LZ by his dr. He says when he puts betadine & cover wound its loos white & oozes fluid.

Friend has diabetes & got a foot wound has been put on Stafcure LZ by his dr. He says when he puts betadine & cover wound its loos white & oozes fluid.

Oozes fluid: Your friend must take you to the nearest Emergency facility. They are very likely to take full care of you but they may need to contact your doctor.

All should go well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I got dog bite yesteray and just bite & few drops of blood came. I washed the wound & used dettol. No blooding but some burning pain was for 1 hour. What I should I do?

I got dog bite yesteray and just bite & few drops of blood came. I washed the wound & used dettol. No blooding but some burning pain was for 1 hour. What I should I do?

Watch: In most instances, I would advise antibiotics for a dog bite wound after thorough wound cleansing and irrigation. On the face, these may be repaired while on the extremities, we tend to leave this open or close loosely with a possible drain. ...Read more