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The basics about BETADINE® Skin Cleanser.
How do germs spread?

The most common way for germs to spread is by touch. Direct contact with an infected person or an object the person has touched can spread the germs. Proper skin cleansing after contact with an infected person can break the spread in a home or office setting.

How do germs spread?
The most common way for germs to spread is by touch. Direct contact with an infected person or an object the person has touched can spread the germs. Proper skin cleansing after contact with an infected person can break the spread in a home or office setting.

What should you do when at risk of an infection?

It’s important to practice proper hand hygiene during outbreaks of infection, in high-risk areas and after contact with body fluids or infectious materials6. This helps to reduce the spread of germs that cause infection. Since the skin is a common source of infection transmission, the use of BETADINE® Antiseptic Handwash for hand disinfection can be recommended7. The recommended time spent to wash your hands by hygiene experts is 30 to 60 seconds and BETADINE® Antiseptic Handwash is able to kill germs fast.*
*Individual response varies

What should you do when at risk of an infection?

It’s important to practice proper hand hygiene during outbreaks of infection, in high-risk areas and after contact with body fluids or infectious materials6. This helps to reduce the spread of germs that cause infection. Since the skin is a common source of infection transmission, the use of BETADINE® Antiseptic Handwash for hand disinfection can be recommended7. The recommended time spent to wash your hands by hygiene experts is 30 to 60 seconds and BETADINE® Antiseptic Handwash is able to kill germs fast.*
*Individual response varies
What is an antiseptic and how does it differ from a disinfectant?

Both antiseptics and disinfectants kill germs. The main difference between the two is that disinfectants are usually used on inanimate objects (e.g. tables, floors, chairs) and antiseptics are more suitable for human skin17. For this very reason, BETADINE® Antiseptic Handwash is a better choice of antiseptic to wash hands and keep germs at bay1.

What is an antiseptic and how does it differ from a disinfectant?
Both antiseptics and disinfectants kill germs. The main difference between the two is that disinfectants are usually used on inanimate objects (e.g. tables, floors, chairs) and antiseptics are more suitable for human skin17. For this very reason, BETADINE® Antiseptic Handwash is a better choice of antiseptic to wash hands and keep germs at bay1.
Why is a skin disinfectant recommended over soap and water?

A hand and skin disinfectant will remove and kill the germs. Soap and water will only wash away these germs5. To help reduce the spread of infection, it’s important to use BETADINE® to kill the germs that cause infection.

Why is a skin disinfectant recommended over soap and water?
A hand and skin disinfectant will remove and kill the germs. Soap and water will only wash away these germs5. To help reduce the spread of infection, it’s important to use BETADINE® to kill the germs that cause infection.
Can the Antiseptic Handwash be used on a daily basis?

BETADINE® Antiseptic Handwash is not recommended for regular every day use like you would use soap and body foam. However, you may use it on a daily basis when at risk of infection. BETADINE® Antiseptic Handwash is used in hospitals to cleanse and kill germs that cause infections on a regular basis.

Can the Antiseptic Handwash be used on a daily basis?
BETADINE® Antiseptic Handwash is not recommended for regular every day use like you would use soap and body foam. However, you may use it on a daily basis when at risk of infection. BETADINE® Antiseptic Handwash is used in hospitals to cleanse and kill germs that cause infections on a regular basis.
What are benefits of BETADINE®’s unique colour versus other skin cleansers?

The active ingredient in BETADINE®, povidone-iodine, is naturally a golden brown colour18. At times some areas of our hands or body are not properly cleaned. BETADINE®’s golden brown colour indicates the areas of our skin that we have washed. It will not stain your skin, fingernails or hair.

If you accidentally get BETADINE® on natural fibres such as cotton it can usually be easily washed off with water and soap. For man-made fibres, BETADINE® can usually be washed off with the help of a stain remover.

What are benefits of BETADINE®’s unique colour versus other skin cleansers?
The active ingredient in BETADINE®, povidone-iodine, is naturally a golden brown colour18. At times some areas of our hands or body are not properly cleaned. BETADINE®’s golden brown colour indicates the areas of our skin that we have washed. It will not stain your skin, fingernails or hair.

If you accidentally get BETADINE® on natural fibres such as cotton it can usually be easily washed off with water and soap. For man-made fibres, BETADINE® can usually be washed off with the help of a stain remover.