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Old 10-23-2011, 03:17 PM
Location: Georgia, USA
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Originally Posted by jaijai View Post
How does one know if one is allergic to it?
Is it just a skin allergy that is quickly detected?
Allergy usually is manifest as a rash in the area in contact with the betadine and itching.

OP has not been back since the first post.

Here is good advice on diabetic foot care. It is from a podiatrist, but family docs and orthopedists also treat diabetic foot problems.

Print Foot Care :: Diabetes Self-Management

The article mentions capsaicin for diabetic neuoropathy. There are better options, such as Lyrica.

Also, if there were indeed exposed bone or tendon, I would check with the physician before soaking with anything, including betadine.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:30 AM
Location: Ohio
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The order of things seems a bit distorted ...
Also other problems ..
5 days in ICU for a foot abscess? Sounds like someone that is otherwise seriously ill.
No crutches and training ?
No going home care instruction?
Antibiotic creams do nothing once the wound is healed.
Oral antibiotics are started immediately and continued for x number of days.
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