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Betadine Ointment is a topical antiseptic which is used in the treatment of common skin conditions such as infections of the skin around nails and prevention of infections in minor burns, cuts and abrasions. It contains povidone-iodine as an active ingredient which is active against a wide variety of pathogens.
Povidone-iodine works by penetrating the cell wall of microorganisms by disrupting their proteins and nucleic acid structure and synthesis. Thus, it deactivates the function of microorganisms, prevents infection and helps for faster healing.
Do not use Betadine Ointment on extensive burn areas and to large areas of the skin unless strictly indicated. Do not use if you have a kidney or thyroid problem, or during lithium or mercury derivatives therapy.
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Consult your doctor if you notice any unusual side effects while using Betadine Ointment.
Q: What is Betadine Ointment used for?
A: Betadine Ointment is a topical antiseptic containing povidone-iodine as an active ingredient which is used in the treatment of common skin conditions such as infections of the skin around nails, prevention of infections in minor burns, cuts and abrasions.
Q: Can I use Betadine Ointment on open wound?
A: Yes, you can use Betadine Ointment as first aid on minor cuts, scrapes, and burn wounds to prevent infection, but do not use it on deep or puncture wounds. Consult your doctor before using it.
Q: Is Betadine Ointment an antifungal cream?
A: Betadine Ointment contains povidone-iodine, which is a broad-spectrum antiseptic, effective against a wide range of infection-causing microbes such as bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses. Consult your doctor for further advice.
Q: Can I use Betadine ointment for skin burn?
A: Betadine Ointment is a topical antiseptic which can be used for the prevention of infections in minor burns, but do not use it for serious burns. Consult your doctor before using it.
Q: Can Betadine Ointment permanently stain my skin?
A: No. Betadine Ointment can only temporarily stain your skin brown or yellow. Consult your doctor if the stain persists for a long period of time.
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