Always read the label and use only as directed.
Betadine Antiseptic Ointment is recommended for the treatment of common skin infections such as infected skin around the nails and tinea, as well as preventing infection in minor burns, cuts and abrasions. It is a bacterial, sporicidal and fungicidal antiseptic.
Cuts wounds and abrasions
Tinea (Athletes Foot)
Paronychia (Infected skin around the nails)
Not to be used in known hypersensitivity to iodine or povidone. If irritation, redness or swelling develops, discontinue treatment and consult a doctor. Not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. For further information on contraindications to the use of povidone-iodine containing preparations, please refer to the package insert or consult your healthcare professional prior to use.
Povidone-Iodine preparations should not be applied over a long period and to large areas of the skin (e.g., not to more than 10% of the total body surface and for not longer than 14 days) unless strictly indicated.