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If I am allergic to iodine how will they clean my skin before surgery?
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In brief: Allergy to iodine
There are many other preoperative antibacterial scrubs that don't contain iodine such as hibiclens, ethyl alcohol and others.

In brief: Allergy to iodine
There are many other preoperative antibacterial scrubs that don't contain iodine such as hibiclens, ethyl alcohol and others.
Dr. Christopher Moeller
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Dr. Dan Lister
Surgery
In brief: Several options
There are several options available for surgical skin prep.
Many surgeons have actually moved away from iodine based preps to a combination of alcohol and chlorhexidene. Just make sure you tell your surgeon and the or nurses about your allergy.

In brief: Several options
There are several options available for surgical skin prep.
Many surgeons have actually moved away from iodine based preps to a combination of alcohol and chlorhexidene. Just make sure you tell your surgeon and the or nurses about your allergy.
Dr. Dan Lister
Dr. Dan Lister
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