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How do you get the betadine off? How do you get the betadine off?

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Unread 05-04-2002, 10:37 AM
How do you get the betadine off?

They totally slathered me up and I have abunch of betadine left on my tummy and sides from my surgery wed. I've developed a rash because I'm allergic to Iodine, but never had a problem with betadine (I never had this much left on me before)

How do you get this stuff off? Scrubbing doesn't help!
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Unread 05-04-2002, 10:57 AM
How do you get the betadine off?

Hi, Djcodyblue,

I'm a retired RN. In the hospital, we used rubbing alcohol to remove betadine from skin. Put the rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball, and use that to gently rub the skin. Don't get rubbing alcohol on your incision!

If you don't have rubbing alcohol, I've heard that witch hazel works, also, used in the same way.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,
Helen
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Unread 05-04-2002, 09:01 PM
How do you get the betadine off?

They sure use enough of that stuff!
Another product that I have used is Skin So Soft - I think it is made by Avon. Put a little on some cotton balls or cotton cosmetic wipes and gently wipe the area. Try not to get to much on the incisions.
Also, when you are in the shower just latherering up some soap (I use Safeguard) and gently rubbing the area with your hands will remove most of it. Take care.
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