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Substuting betadine with dettol?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by farmerbrowne, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. farmerbrowne

    farmerbrowne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy all,
    I cant seem to get betadine around here (the hospitals even get annoyed when I ask for a bit lol). My question is I was at the pharmacy today and found something called dettol antiseptic. Is this a safe substitute?
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Betadine and other iodine-based antiseptics are "out of style" right now. They cause tissue damage, not good. Nolvasan is in! I don't know what Dettol is, but you could google it. Mary
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It isn't appoved in the US, and I did read where it is a phenol compound that can be toxic to animals, especially cats. Can you get chlorhexidene in Canada? That is very good and safe.
     
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  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    You can't get betadine as a mouthwash? Maybe ask the pharmacist for a betadine substitute - they should be able to help.

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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    See if you can get Chlorhexidine (Nolvasan) instead.

    -Kathy
     
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  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    There are several brand names of chlorhexidene, such as Hibiclens and others labeled as "antiseptic wash." This is what most hospitals use nowadays to disinfect skin and for handwashing.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Would it be best to get a Chlorhexidine without alcohol?

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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can anyone tell me the difference between Chlorhexidine Diacetate and Chlorhexidine Gluconate? @Akrnaf2 , this seems like something you might have the answer to.

    -Kathy
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    One brand of 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate:
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    -Kathy
     
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    versus Novalsan (Chlorhexidine Diacetate)


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