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Can Betadine spray help cure G6PD deficiency in a child?

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Posted on Tue, 1 Dec 2015
Question: Is Betadine (iodine) spray safe to G6PD deficiency child?
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Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No problem for betadine spray in G6PD.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

Welcome to health care magic,

There is no contraindication to the use of antiseptic betadine (povidone iodine) solution or spray in person who is having G6PD deficiency.

You can use that spray on your child's abrasion without any fear.

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Dr.Sandip Kabra
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Can Betadine spray help cure G6PD deficiency in a child?

Brief Answer: No problem for betadine spray in G6PD. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Welcome to health care magic, There is no contraindication to the use of antiseptic betadine (povidone iodine) solution or spray in person who is having G6PD deficiency. You can use that spray on your child's abrasion without any fear. Regards, Dr.Sandip Kabra