Skin reaction related to povidone iodine use

Özgenur KEKUL, Burcu ÜSTÜN, Özgür KÖMÜRCÜ, Sezgin BİLGİN, Deniz KARAKAYA
2021 Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine  
Nowadays, 10% povidone-iodine is a topical antiseptic solution that is commonly used in surgical areas' sterilization, wound cleaning and daily wound dressing. Severe complications may arise from povidone-iodine when it is not used carefully and in adequate proportion. Povidone-iodine-induced chemical skin reactions is one of the severe complications. Given the widespread use of povidone-iodine, clinicians need to be aware of this possible adverse drug reaction and of preventive cautions. This
more » ... ive cautions. This report presents two cases about povidone-iodine related skin reaction (these reactions are also called as chemical burns or chemical skin reactions) which are encountered in our hospital (Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey) to point this important issue.
doi:10.52142/omujecm.38.3.36 fatcat:w3ojhp3ylzf77lnbyiszboqssy