Various types of antiseptics their features and uses in first aid treatment-“Povidone iodine”

Povidone Iodine

It is an agent used for preventing the growth of microorganism. But it cannot kill microorganisms.


it is a complex of iodine with polyvinylpyrrolidone  and is available as 5 and 10 % solutions for antiseptic use.

It is less painful than tincture of iodine when applied to wounds.


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