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Can Dettol be used as an alternative to Betadiene for dressing of minor wounds?

Hi, I have a minor cut in my head so doctors suggeated me for dressing.. I am confused that should i use dettor or betadine for dressing.. Post this doctor has given me a tibe which i need to apply. Major concern in i have dettol with me but not betadine. Thanks
Tue, 16 Jul 2019
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Hi,

The composition of Dettol is chloroxylenol and betadine is different. Dettol can be used as antiseptic to clean wounds. If the wound is small just put a bandaid once you apply Dettol and dry it. If the wound larger than what a bandaid can cover then clean with Dettol and put betadine ointment and gauze and put a bandage.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Riyanka Chail, General & Family Physician
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