Betadine

Betadine is the brand name for the antiseptic povidone-iodine. It is used to prevent and treat bruises and skin infections. It is used to sanitize the skin before surgery, as it kills the bacteria, fungus, protozoa, and spores from the surface of the skin.

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What is the reason for white coating on the tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last few days, there is a white or yellow coating in the back of my tongue. It has been hurting. My taste buds in the back are swollen and bleed when I use the tongue scraper, which is on my toothbrush. What could this be?  Read Full »


Dr. Rashi Verma

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. A coated or white tongue occurs when the surface is colonized by bacteria or fungi, and dead cells become trapped between the small nodules on the tongue. From the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), that you have sent me. It lo...  Read Full »

What could cause sore throat with enlarged tonsils?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had a sore throat and tonsil stones. I took antibiotics and it has not gone away. One tonsil is bigger than the other and on the same side my ear hurts and feels like there is fluid in there. No normal doctor will see, but I know 100% it is not COVID-19. I have a newborn and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Laxmi Narasimha G Yadav

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your history, it can be recurrent tonsillitis. And tonsil stones means you are talking about whitish structures in tonsils, right? And coming to ear pain it is referred to as otalgia from throat infection. Do not worry. It will decrease if throat infection is ...  Read Full »

How is furuncle on the penis treated?

Query: Hi, I have a problem. I am a 24 year old caucasian male. Past history: 1 and a half years ago a boil - carbuncle formed on my penis, popped after 4 days. I used Framykoin for a week and it went away. A month later molluscum contagosium formed right above penis, stayed like that for 2 weeks, then doc...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Coming to the differential diagnosis and treatment: Chances of it being furuncle is less as it is a progressive condition and would have certainly popped out by pressing. Carbuncle is the collection of furuncle, so chances of it again is very less. Since you have a...  Read Full »

I injured the head of my penis during masturbation. Will it heal on its own?

Query: Hello doctor,I injured the head of my penis, during masturbation, with a toilet paper roll. The cut seems to be half a centimeter long and blood came out but the bleeding stopped almost immediately. I used water to clean it (the blood seems to be stuck there) and then Betadine. Should I see a doctor...  Read Full »


Dr. Devendra

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If bleeding has stopped it is not necessary to see a doctor. Just apply Betadine (Povidone-Iodine) as already done by you and clean with Savlon (antiseptic) solution. Avoid masturbation for five to seven days. With this management, it may bleed again. In that case, ...  Read Full »

Ulcer in the left tonsil is causing pain on swallowing. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have white ulceration on my left tonsil, noticed for more than a week already. Patches are also seen on the nearby structures of the left tonsil. It is slightly painful upon swallowing, especially in the morning. And whenever I try to exert effort and effortful opening of the mouth ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I am concern about you. It seems that you have got a bacterial infection and that caused tonsillitis. Or may be possible due to smoking it is not healing. And sometimes when we get oral infection p...  Read Full »

Is tooth fused to jaw bone commonly seen?

Query: Hi doctor, During a recent extraction of 9 teeth, the dentist said that my right upper back molar had attached itself to the bone. When he tried to extract it a piece of my jaw bone cracked off, pierced the sinus cavity and punctured an artery. Blood spurted everywhere and they frantically applied p...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tooth must have been ankylosed, which means fused to the bone. Also, it must have been really close to an artery and the laceration of which caused the hemorrhage. But, there is nothing to worry. Even though this is uncommon, the wound will heal. Use Betadine mouthwas...  Read Full »

Why is my throat irritated continuously?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering with some irritation in my throat for the past one and a half year. I am just fed up nowadays. Also, the fear of cancer destroying me. After taking different types of antibiotics from different doctors, lastly, I took Loratadine and Dexit (Flupentixol + Melitracen) f...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Verma

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) as well as read your complete history. Do not worry. I will definitely help you. On looking your throat, it seems that you are having chronic allergic throat problem. Both side tonsils are also en...  Read Full »

What harm could accidental consumption of Betadine cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. I have consumed Betadine gargle for four times in the morning and night unknowingly. I am already suffering from acid reflux. How risky am I? I am having a headache and I took Clavulanate 125 mg, Paracetamol and Raciper along with that solution. I thought...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have consumed Betadine gargle solution four times a day, which was given specially for gargling. Your query is about the possible complications or health hazards that can be arised due to the consumptio...  Read Full »

How to refix my fallen tooth cap at home?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you please help me to fix the tooth cap at home. I have a small kid, so I am not able to go to the hospital that too in this pandemic situation I do not want to take risks. Please tell me a fixer name to fix the cap.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fixer we use to place a cap is not available commercially. And even placing the cap in correct way is also a challenge otherwise it might get accidentally dislodged and swallowed. So, kindly avoid any such complication for now. Kindly keep the cap safely and...  Read Full »

Why is my 6-year-old son's infected wound, not healing?

Query: Hi Doc, Greetings. My 6-year-old son is having a wound with infection and is now on its 3rd week. It does not heal. It is growing bigger. Wound Location: Right knee How it started? He scratched it and got wounded How long has it been? 3 weeks now (around 16 days) Meds administered: 1. Betadine...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, I went through the details of the occurence of the wound and it’s course. It has been appropriately described. I appreciate that. Now, you have tried the wound management as best as it can be done at home. The wound in the photo looks like it has healed about 90%. Good job, I should s...  Read Full »

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