Both these subjects who had disturbances in healing underwent surgery, in which irrigation was done using normal saline alone without additional povidone-iodine
is an antiseptic and there is not a single case of infection among the subjects in whom irrigation was done with both saline and povidone-iodine
Chlorhexidine-alcohol solution is superior to povidone-iodine
in reducing surgical site infections when used for preparing skin before surgery in clean contaminated cases.
Exclusion criteria were (a) known allergy to povidone-iodine
; (b) prior history pleurodesis; (c) brochopleural fistulae; (d) plural space infection at time of diagnosis; (e) renal, hepatic, and thyroid dysfunction; (f) incomplete reexpansion of the lung after tube thoracostomy; (g) highly moribund patients or (h) those with very limited life expectancy; (i) cardiac disease like heart failure; (j) pregnancy and nursing mothers; and (k) those who denied consent for procedures.
[23,24] The same results also demonstrated in another research study, that chlorhexidine was found to be more effective as compared to povidone-iodine
.  Only when compared with a commercial mouthwash containing a mixture of essential oils, povidoneiodine gave better inhibition result at a concentration above 0.5%.
Chlorhexidine-alcohol versus povidone-iodine
for surgical-site antisepsis.
The average cost per patient for the MRSA screening was US$11 (SD, 0), and the average cost per patient for the hand-made povidone-iodine
nasal swabs was US$1 (SD, 0; Table 3).
While it is considered a necessity to use povidone-iodine
or alternative antiseptic as an aseptic measure, repeated exposure of ocular surface does seem to lead to increasing reports of dry eye symptoms.
diadematus and honey treated mice runs parallel to the synthetic povidone-iodine
in compensating the skin damage and antiseptic properties.
Of the 50 patients with otorrhea, 50 (100%) were treated with topical antibiotics, 30 (60%) were treated with oral antibiotics, and 12 (24%) received povidone-iodine
This study found that the use of a biopsy needle left in povidone-iodine
solution significantly reduced infective complications after biopsy such as fever, prostatitis, and sepsis, as well as hospital stay linked to these complications, compared to a control group.
Exogenous iodine exposure from povidone-iodine
used in peritoneal dialysis has previously been proposed as a possible mechanism of thyroid dysfunction in this patient population.
Group I was given povidone-iodine
solution while Group II was given the classical treatment and was taken as control.