BBL & BA This Coming Summer, but Allergic to Betadine Iodine Solution. Is This a Problem?

for my two vaginal deliveries i was EXCESSIVELY itchy,had terrible burning sensation n developed hives, my gyn said am probably allergic to iodine,said there r no test for that, that my ps wld have to use a diff solution i am worried,i really dont wanna go throu such terrible experience ever again. What do u recommend me?already let my ps know through his assistand,still waitin on aswer. Do u really think i will b able to get my procedure done with another kind of solution? or i wont longer qualify?

Doctor Answers (5)

Iodine allergy

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Thanks for your question.  There are many skin preps available.  I use a product called chloroprep which contains chlorohexidine and alcohol and absolutely no iodine.  Good luck.


Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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There are many alternative skin prep solutions other than Betadine.

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There are many alternative skin prep solutions other than Betadine. Remind your health care providers on the day of the procedure.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Skin preps for surgery

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There are many different types of skin preps available that do not contain iodine.  I would say that it might be a good suggestion to check with an allergist regarding this presumed iodine allergy.  The rash may have been from something else.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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There are many alternatives to iodine so don't be concerned about it.

 

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