Biodine 5% Ointment

Introduction to Biodine 5% Ointment

It is an antiseptic and disinfectant agent. It treats and prevents infections in wounds and cuts. It controls the growth of microbes by killing harmful microbes which prevents infection of the affected area. 

How Biodine 5% Ointment Works?

It is an antiseptic containing Povidone Iodine which is applied on infected skin or affected areas which is likely to get infected. This formula slowly releases iodine which kills infectious microorganisms and retards their growth.

How To Use Biodine 5% Ointment

  • This medicine is for external use only.
  • Take this medicine by following the doctor's suggested dose and duration.
  • Read the “Direction for use” section on the label.

Special Precautions About Biodine 5% Ointment

  • For external use only. Do not swallow.
  • Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Do not use on large or deep wounds without medical advice.

Benefits Of Biodine 5% Ointment

  • Prevent cuts, breaks, wounds, and abrasions on the skin from getting infected.

Side Effects Of Biodine 5% Ointment

  • Itching
  • Skin irritation
  • Redness at the site of application

What If I Missed A Dose Of Biodine 5% Ointment

If you missed a dose, skip it and continue with the regular schedule. 

FAQS

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Q. How should Biodine 5% Ointment solution be applied to an injury?

Clean the affected area and apply a small amount of the medicine to it. You can then cover it with a sterile bandage. You can apply this medicine 1 to 3 times daily. However, do not use it for longer than 1 week.

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Q. Can Biodine 5% Ointment affect thyroid function?

Using Biodine 5% Ointment over a large area or for a long time may sometimes cause problems with your thyroid. Symptoms of thyroid dysfunction include weight loss, increased appetite, sweating, lack of energy, and weight gain. If you notice such symptoms, contact your doctor who may advise you to stop using Biodine 5% Ointment.

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Q. Will Biodine 5% Ointment solution stain my skin or clothes?

Biodine 5% Ointment has a natural golden brown color which stains the area where you have applied it. It does not however, permanently stain your skin and fingernails. The stain can be easily removed from your clothes with soap and water.

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Q. Where can Biodine 5% Ointment be used?

Biodine 5% Ointment is used in the treatment and prevention of infection in wounds including cuts, small areas of burn, ulcers and minor injuries. Do not use this medicine on deep wounds and clean surgical wounds.

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Q. Can I put Biodine 5% Ointment on an open wound?

Biodine 5% Ointment can be used as an antiseptic to treat or prevent infections in wounds such as ulcers, small burns or cuts, and other minor injuries. However, take special care if you are applying Biodine 5% Ointment on open large wounds or where the skin is broken like burns. The reason being there may be a risk of excessive absorption of iodine in blood which may increase to toxic levels.

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Safety Advice For Biodine 5% Ointment

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  • Safe

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Health And Lifestyle

Take proper rest and sleep to recover fast. Stay hydrated and increase the intake of fluids. Have a nutritious and balanced diet.

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Disease Explanation

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Bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria enter your body and start to multiply, causing illness and related symptoms like fever, pain, and swelling. It affects different parts of the body like ear, nose, throat, chest, lungs, teeth, skin, and urinary tract.

Update on: Tuesday, 9 July, 2024

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