What Is Betadine?
Betadine is a first aid topical product that helps to kill germs and prevent minor skin infections before they start. It can be applied to minor wounds and the surrounding skin to promote safe, healthy healing. This first aid product is great for home use and when you're on the go, and it can be purchased at most drugstores like CVS Pharmacy and online.
How To Use Betadine
To use Betadine, gently clean the affected area, then apply Betadine to the area. You may then cover the wound with a sterile bandage, but make sure that the Betadine is completely dry first.
How Does Betadine Work?
Betadine is an antiseptic that cleans and sterilizes minor wounds, cuts, and burns. The active ingredient in Betadine helps to protect the wound and prevent it from becoming infected. Serious wounds or burns should always be treated by a healthcare professional.
Betadine is formulated with povidone-iodine which helps to treat and prevent infections in minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. This active ingredient is what gives Betadine its signature dark golden brown color which shows you where the product is applied, and that it is working. Betadine does not contain alcohol or hydrogen peroxide which can sting when you apply it to an open wound or cut. The product has a no-sting promise that makes it a good choice for children.
How To Apply Betadine Solution
To apply the Betadine solution, follow the instructions as listed on the product packaging carefully. Always wait for the solution to dry before applying a bandage over wounds or burns. Make sure that the wound is clean before applying Betadine solution.