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Suggest dosage for Betadine drops while treating chicken pox

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Dr. Arun

Pediatrician, Pulmonology

Practicing since :2003

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Posted on Thu, 31 Aug 2017 in Child Health
Question: Hi, we're in a foreign country and my son has chicken pox. I've accidentally given him 15 drops of betadine instead of the antihistamine as everything is in Portuguese. I've given him lots and lots of water to drink, should I be making him vomit?
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Answered by Dr. Arun 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No harm done

Detailed Answer:
Don't worry.

Your child is safe. That dose of betadine should not be harmful.
Don't induce vomiting.
Keep giving him liquids to drink for now.
He should be okay.

Thanks for writing to us. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Wishing him good health.
Regards
Dr Arun

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