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I have had “something” on my face and scalp.... I have seen a couple different dermatologist that have all given me a different diagnosis but all said I have acne..... which is a joke. I have had so much inflammation my hair has been falling out. I think it is some type of fungal infection. I’m not going to get into too much detail. I’m just going to tell you that out of all the antibiotic creams/steroid creams... and thousands of dollars in skincare products and hair products... this is the first thing that has actually treated whatever is on my face and I could cry I am so happy.
This stuff is amazing! My 4 year old has battled an impetigo rash in her bottom for 8 months. We tried everything! 4 rounds of antibiotics (one finally kicking the staph out of the impetigo) and we applied tea tree oil with a carrier 3 times a day. The impetigo always seemed to come back even with bleaching and cleaning the surfaces of the house daily. This stuff kicked every bump off her body in 3 days and it has stayed away!!! It is amazing and does exactly what it says. Plan to buy more to keep on hand in the medicine cabinet.
I had impetigo in both nostrils and was not able to see a doctor for antibiotics. I cleaned my impetigo sores with peroxide then applied betadine multiple times a day and the infection was gone within a couple days (it was still red but not weeping and infected). Now it has been 9 days and it is completely healed and unnoticeable. I've had these infections in the past (about yearly after a head cold or allergy flareup where I'm blowing my nose a lot) and it has never gone away so quickly. I will always keep betadine in my medicine cabinet, I can't believe how effective it was.
Iodine ointments are getting increasingly difficult to find. Our local CVS has stopped carrying them in favor of supposedly better and more powerful multi-agent sulfate antibiotics or one of the "zoles." All my life my skin has been more susceptible to fungus than most, so I have been a walking test lab of "what works." For skin infection, despite recent calls to ban it, old trusty triclosan works remarkably well, and one or two topical applications will lick most anything. However, it is not uncommon when I travel to Asia to pick up a more aggressive strain of fungus. The moden sulfates, triclosan, and the "zoles" (any of them) are remarkably ineffective on these. But iodine ointment will completely eliminate them in one or two topical applications. The difference in performance is actually startling. True, unlike the others it has color and can stain, but it works. This should be in any first aid drawer.
Open wounds this was wonderful it works I had these wounds for over three weeks I boiled it out daily with hydrogen peroxide and applied neosporin three times a day then I remember when I had surgery they used this betadine on it so tried it I notice that afternoon it looked better I have used this twice a day for a week it is healed I have scares but not the pain there are a few places not totally healed but it is working I would recommend this product it works
I am using it for a fungal infection. It drives the stuff out well. Antibiotics tend to just disperse the infection, or make is less visible. The dye in it is easy to wash out with mildly soapy water. But, it also breaks down from normal body perspiration. And, iodine doesn't seem to linger, like other chemicals.
Excellent product !!! I have been suffering from impetigo for a year and a half, and unfortunately infection transferred to my child. After numerous visits to pediatrician and dermatologist, and all kind of antibacterial, antifungal ointment without any results, I decided to do an extensive research on my own. I came across Betadine ointment after trying liquid 10% Betadine solution. Ointment provides the best results combined with thorough wash with soap and hot water, cleaning an infected area with peroxide, and genourosly applying a Betadine ointment 2-3 times a day for a period of 2 month. Finally being cured from nasty impetigo. It does stains closing and linens, but washes off without any problems.