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Can I use Betadine for Ulcers?

Can i use betadine for ulcers? In the past when i ve gotten ulcers i ve ignorantly used betadine and it s worked in 1-2 days but more recently i have become aware of the for external use only warnings and switched to other gel solutions but they never work, they in fact aggravate the ulcer and make it worse, Is it ok to switch back to betadine which has always worked for me?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

It would be better if you could mention where exactly you get these ulcers. I think I'll be in a better position to advise you, once I know the location of the ulcers, number of ulcers at a time(single or multiple), any history of other illness like diabetes, habits like smoking/alcohol, diet vegetarian/non-veg, how frequently do the ulcers appear(every month or once in 2 months etc?).

In the meantime follow a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day.

Please get back to me with the above details.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
Answered: Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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