Betadine Antiseptic Solution (Povidone-Iodine)

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BETADINE Solution is a medical supply that is commonly found in Australian homes and hospitals. It is a fast-acting antiseptic solution that drastically reduces the risk of infection by destroying all types of bacteria and fungi. Betadine Antiseptic Solution is often used to treat minor injuries such as cuts and abrasions and applied to the skin in preparation for surgical procedures. In most cases, it can be used safely on all skin types and is non-irritating. Betadine Antiseptic Solution is recognised for its golden-brown colour and this due to the active ingredient, povidone-iodine. The vibrancy of the yellow on the skin indicates that the iodine is active, once it has faded to a light yellow, it should be reapplied. Betadine Antiseptic Solution does not stain the skin, hair, nails, or natural fabrics permanently.


Wash hands thoroughly before touching the wound. The affected area should be gently cleaned and dried. Betadine Antiseptic Solution should be applied undiluted and generously to the injury using a sterile cotton-tipped applicator or pad/gauze. Wipe the area with the solution and let dry. Once dry, you can cover with a sterile bandage. Wash hands once finished. Reapply 1 to 3 times per day or as necessary. If the injury does not show any sign of improvement after one week, seek medical attention.


  • Simple to use and apply
  • Available in various sizes for your convenience
  • Does not permanently stain the skin or fabric
  • Kills harmful bacteria and fungi
  • Effectively treats common skin conditions such as tinea or infected nails
  • Reduces the risk of infection
  • A virtually non-stinging and non-irritating formula which minimises pain when treating grazes and cuts


  • Betadine Antiseptic Solution has many uses, here are some of the most common ones:
  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Betadine¬†Antiseptic Solution is an effective treatment for cuts and scrapes. Simply cleanse the area, apply the solution, let dry and cover with appropriate dressing.

Minor Burns

The burn should be held under cool running water for 10 to 20 minutes. Dry and apply Betadine to the affected area and cover with a sterile, non-stick dressing. If it is blistered seek medical attention.


When a blister burst is susceptible to infection. To avoid getting an infection, its best to treat blisters before they have broken. Clean the area, apply Betadine Antiseptic Liquid and cover with a sterile non-stick dressing.

Tinea (Athletes Foot)

When the first signs of tinea appear, apply Betadine Antiseptic Liquid generously to the affected area. Reapply 3 to 4 times throughout the day.

Infected skin around nails

Infected skin around the nails, formally known as Paronychia is a common skin infection that is caused by inflammation around the nail. When symptoms such as redness and swelling first appear, liberally apply Betadine Antiseptic Solution to the area. Try to keep the area free of moisture and reapply 3 to 4 times per day until resolved.

Safety Directions

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.