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What is an Antiseptic?

How Antiseptics Work & What They Treat

June 22, 2015 6:59 pm Published by Comments Off on How Antiseptics Work & What They Treat

An antiseptic is a substance that kills or discourages the growth and development of microorganisms on the skin, wounds and tissues of the body.


Five simple ways to manage a sore throat

Five Ways to Manage a Sore Throat

June 22, 2015 6:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Five Ways to Manage a Sore Throat

Having a sore throat can be painful and annoying. It can make it difficult to talk, uncomfortable to swallow and harder to carry on with your day to day activities.


How Betadine Lozenges help a sore throat

How do Lozenges Help Sore Throats & Colds?

June 22, 2015 6:48 pm Published by Comments Off on How do Lozenges Help Sore Throats & Colds?

New Betadine Sore Throat Lozenges have been designed to relieve sore throat discomfort fast when you’re on the go. Betadine Sore Throat Lozenges have a number of advantages.


Sore Throat Lozenges

April 17, 2015 2:21 pm Published by Comments Off on Sore Throat Lozenges

Helps to kill the bacteria which can cause sore throat and mouth infections.


Concentrated Sore Throat Gargle

April 16, 2015 3:10 am Published by Comments Off on Concentrated Sore Throat Gargle

Betadine Sore Throat Gargle is a concentrated anti‐bacterial formula used as an aid in the treatment of sore throats.


What’s the difference between Betadine Antiseptic first aid cream and ointment?

Difference Between Betadine® Antiseptic First Aid Cream & Ointment

February 23, 2015 9:48 am Published by Comments Off on Difference Between Betadine® Antiseptic First Aid Cream & Ointment

Betadine antiseptics help to inactivate bacteria and fungi that are commonly responsible for wound and skin infections. The range of Betadine antiseptics include a liquid, spray, ointment and cream to ensure application is convenient and most effective depending on the type of wound or skin condition.


How to prevent cold sores

How to Help Prevent Cold Sores

December 15, 2014 12:06 pm Published by Comments Off on How to Help Prevent Cold Sores

Cold sores are a common skin affliction that affects people of all ages. The virus that causes cold sores, herpes simplex, hides in the nerve tissue of the face and can be reactivated at any time, causing a cold sore outbreak. There are several common triggers that can cause a cold sore outbreak and these differ from person to person.


What causes cold sores?

What Are the Causes & Triggers of Cold Sores?

November 25, 2014 4:37 pm Published by Comments Off on What Are the Causes & Triggers of Cold Sores?

Cold sores are an uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing skin condition caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). People are usually infected with HSV in childhood or early adulthood and the virus stays in the body for life. Although the word ‘herpes’ may conjure negative stereotypes, exposure to HSV is very common.


How winter may bring you closer to sore throats

How Winter May Bring You a Sore Throat & Cold

June 10, 2014 10:25 am Published by Comments Off on How Winter May Bring You a Sore Throat & Cold

Colder temperatures do not actually increase our susceptibility to winter ailments that may cause sore throats or sniffles but our behaviour in colder temperatures certainly might.


Winter remedies: Warming up to winter exercise

Exercises to Stay Healthy This Winter

June 2, 2014 10:25 am Published by Comments Off on Exercises to Stay Healthy This Winter

Exercise during the winter months must continue to help release those endorphins and avoid gaining unnecessary weight.


Tips to minimise the duration of a cold

Tips to Minimise the Duration of a Cold

May 26, 2014 4:14 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips to Minimise the Duration of a Cold

Usually a cold needs to run its course while the immune system works to help the body recover. But there are some additional things that you can do to help minimise the duration of a cold and offer symptomatic relief.


The importance of washing your hands this sore throat season

Why Is it Important to Wash Your Hands?

May 26, 2014 4:12 pm Published by Comments Off on Why Is it Important to Wash Your Hands?

Washing your hands regularly and thoroughly is one of the most important measures you can take during sore throat season.


How to tell when it is more than a sore throat

How Serious Is Your Sore Throat?

May 26, 2014 4:09 pm Published by Comments Off on How Serious Is Your Sore Throat?

A sore throat is a common complaint that can affect both adults and children. But there are cases where you might need to see a doctor.


How to avoid sore throat germs on public transport

How to Avoid Sore Throats & Colds on Public Transport

May 26, 2014 3:23 pm Published by Comments Off on How to Avoid Sore Throats & Colds on Public Transport

There may be a link between using public transport and the spread of upper respiratory ailments, which can cause symptoms such as a sore throat. In fact, a study found an association between the development of acute respiratory illness and bus and tram use in the five days before symptom onset, especially in winter.


Five quick sore throat remedies

Five quick sore throat remedies

May 26, 2014 3:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Five quick sore throat remedies

If you or someone in your family has a sore throat, the following remedies may help provide some relief from the uncomfortable symptoms.


Simple cold sore remedies you can do

Simple Cold Sore Treatments & Remedies

May 26, 2014 3:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Simple Cold Sore Treatments & Remedies

Cold sores are a common condition affecting many adults and children. Outbreaks can be uncomfortable and are often accompanied by pain, tenderness and/or a warm burning sensation.


Nine simple tips that will help you survive the common cold

Nine simple tips that will help you survive the common cold

May 26, 2014 3:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Nine simple tips that will help you survive the common cold

It can be difficult to avoid exposure to the common cold, especially through the winter season, however, there are ways to relieve the symptoms and help you feel better while it runs its course.


Tips to avoid catching a cold from your mobile phone

How to Avoid Catching a Cold From Your Mobile

May 26, 2014 2:49 pm Published by Comments Off on How to Avoid Catching a Cold From Your Mobile

Bathroom door handles and shopping trolleys are not the only places germs lurk, your mobile phone could be an effective germ haven too. Your phone comes into contact with hands, yours and potentially others, many times, over the course of the day, so it is likely to harbour plenty of germs.


Beauty Tips During Cold Weather

May 6, 2014 8:28 am Published by Comments Off on Beauty Tips During Cold Weather

In winter we are faced with cold temperatures outdoors and moisture-zapping central heating indoors which can wreak havoc on pretty much any body part exposed to the air like our skin, eyes, mouth and throat.


The importance of iodine

The Importance of Povidone Iodine

April 10, 2014 10:28 am Published by Comments Off on The Importance of Povidone Iodine

Iodine is an antiseptic with a long history of use in the treatment of wounds, dating back over 170 years ago. It has also been described as the most potent antiseptic available, with a broad spectrum of antimicrobial action against bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses.


Iodine’s role in preventing infection

How Iodine Can Help Prevent an Infection

March 10, 2014 10:28 am Published by Comments Off on How Iodine Can Help Prevent an Infection

For hundreds of years, it has been known that iodine has highly effective antiseptic properties. Betadine products contain povidone‐iodine, which was developed in the early 1950s to overcome the problem of elemental iodine and poor tolerability.


What Are the Benefits of Antiseptic Ointment?

February 10, 2014 10:28 am Published by Comments Off on What Are the Benefits of Antiseptic Ointment?

Betadine Antiseptic Ointment is a versatile and effective antiseptic agent that has its place in the home or workplace first aid kit or medicine cabinet. Here’s why:


What Are the Benefits of Betadine® Antiseptic Liquid Spray?

January 10, 2014 10:27 am Published by Comments Off on What Are the Benefits of Betadine® Antiseptic Liquid Spray?

Betadine Antiseptic Liquid Spray is among the most effective antiseptics available helping to rapidly inactivate micro‐organisms like bacteria and fungi that are commonly responsible for wound and skin infections. Betadine Antiseptic Liquid Spray is a convenient and multi‐purpose wound care product that has a number of advantages:


How can I identify the difference between a minor cut and a major cut?

What Are the Differences Between Minor & Major Cuts or Wounds?

November 4, 2013 9:04 am Published by Comments Off on What Are the Differences Between Minor & Major Cuts or Wounds?

Cuts, scrapes and grazes are everyday occurrences especially amongst children. Many cuts can be treated at home by cleaning the wound, applying an antiseptic and dressing accordingly. However, some cuts and abrasions may need medical attention.


Benefits of Betadine Cold Sore Ointment

What Are the Benefits of Cold Sore Ointment?

October 30, 2013 9:06 am Published by Comments Off on What Are the Benefits of Cold Sore Ointment?

The virus that causes cold sores remains in your body for life. Often it will remain dormant, but for those times when you feel a cold sore outbreak is imminent, Betadine Cold Sore Ointment is available to help stop cold sores in their tracks.


Which Betadine product is for you?

Which Betadine® Product is Right for You?

October 30, 2013 9:02 am Published by Comments Off on Which Betadine® Product is Right for You?

Betadine products are available in a number of different formulations but all have the same goal ‐ to provide broad‐spectrum protection and support against infections. If you are unsure what product is most suitable for your needs, or which belongs in your family’s first aid kit or medicine cabinet, the information in the table below can help you decide.


What is tinea?

Tinea, Athlete’s Foot & Ringworms

October 21, 2013 11:41 am Published by Comments Off on Tinea, Athlete’s Foot & Ringworms

Tinea is a fungal skin condition that commonly affects the feet, groin, scalp and beneath the breasts. It is contagious and can either be spread directly via skin to skin contact.


Iodine and cuts

Using Betadine® on Cuts & Wounds

October 21, 2013 11:39 am Published by Comments Off on Using Betadine® on Cuts & Wounds

A cut or laceration is a break or opening in the skin and causes bleeding and pain. Infection is a concern with most cuts, especially bites, puncture wounds, wounds on the feet, as well as wounds that are dirty and not treated promptly.


How to Identify an Infected Cut or Wound

October 15, 2013 2:07 pm Published by Comments Off on How to Identify an Infected Cut or Wound

An infected cut or other wound is one in which bacteria or other micro‐organisms have colonised.1 Anyone, including generally healthy people, can develop infections through wounds in their skin.


Winter Warmers: Warming recipes to ease a sore throat

Warming Recipes to Ease a Sore Throat

July 11, 2013 8:47 am Published by Comments Off on Warming Recipes to Ease a Sore Throat

Choosing food & drinks that are delicious & non-irritating will ensure you get the nourishment your body needs without adding extra pain to a sore throat.


Seven tips to avoid a sore throat this winter

Seven Tips to Help Avoid a Sore Throat This Winter

June 25, 2013 9:15 am Published by Comments Off on Seven Tips to Help Avoid a Sore Throat This Winter

It is important to strengthen your immune defences by maintaining a healthy diet & lifestyle to reduce the likelihood of developing a sore throat this winter.


About a Sore Throat

Sore Throat Causes & Treatments

December 19, 2012 10:05 am Published by Comments Off on Sore Throat Causes & Treatments

A sore throat may range in severity from a mild annoyance to a debilitating condition that impacts a person’s ability to talk, eat, drink or sleep. There are several causes of a sore throat, the most common of which is a bacterial or viral infection of the pharynx.


Sore Throat Remedies

Sore Throat Remedies & Treatments

July 12, 2012 2:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Sore Throat Remedies & Treatments

A sore throat may range from an annoying scratch to a painful condition that makes it uncomfortable or difficult to swallow. There are several things you can do at home to make a sore throat feel better.


How a Throat Gargle Helps a Sore Throat

July 12, 2012 2:21 pm Published by Comments Off on How a Throat Gargle Helps a Sore Throat

A sore throat may range in severity from a mild annoyance to a debilitating condition that impacts on a person’s ability to talk, eat, drink or sleep. There are several causes of a sore throat, the most common of which is a bacterial or viral infection of the pharynx.


How to avoid a Sore Throat

How to Avoid a Sore Throat?

July 12, 2012 2:20 pm Published by Comments Off on How to Avoid a Sore Throat?

A sore throat is commonly caused by viral infections, especially colds and influenza. They are transmitted through the air when an infected individual sneezes, talks or coughs. Other people are then exposed to the infection through contact with door handles, computer keyboards, or telephones.


Sore Throat Causes: reasons why your throat might be sore

Three Common Causes of a Sore Throat

July 12, 2012 2:19 pm Published by Comments Off on Three Common Causes of a Sore Throat

A sore throat may be due to several factors, including viruses, bacteria and environmental irritants, and each can affect the throat for a different amount of time.


Ready to Use Sore Throat Gargle

April 20, 2012 3:12 am Published by Comments Off on Ready to Use Sore Throat Gargle

Betadine Ready to Use Sore Throat Gargle kills most bacteria implicated in sore throat (pharyngitis) and may be used as an aid in the treatment of such an infected sore throat.


cold sore ointment 75g

Cold Sore Ointment

April 20, 2012 3:07 am Published by Comments Off on Cold Sore Ointment

Betadine Cold Sore Ointment helps alleviate colds sore at every stage of the herpes simplex virus. Click here to learn more about this product.


Cold Sore paint

Cold Sore Paint (Pain Relief Formula)

April 20, 2012 3:06 am Published by Comments Off on Cold Sore Paint (Pain Relief Formula)

Betadine Cold Sore Paint ‐ Pain Relief, if applied at the first signs of a cold sore (usually a tingling or itching sensation) can help to check the infection and provide temporary pain relief.


Antiseptic Liquid Spray

April 20, 2012 3:00 am Published by Comments Off on Antiseptic Liquid Spray

Betadine® Antiseptic Liquid rapidly kills bacteria and fungi commonly responsible for wound and skin infections.


First Aid cream

Antiseptic First Aid Cream

April 20, 2012 2:59 am Published by Comments Off on Antiseptic First Aid Cream

Betadine First Aid Cream is recommended for grazes, minor burns and scalds and the treatment of minor infections.


Antiseptic Ointment

April 20, 2012 2:58 am Published by Comments Off on Antiseptic Ointment

Betadine® Antiseptic Ointment is recommended for the treatment of common skin infections such as infected skin around the nails and tinea, as well as preventing infection in minor burns, cuts and abrasions.


Antiseptic Liquid

April 20, 2012 1:45 am Published by Comments Off on Antiseptic Liquid

Used in both hospitals and households around the country, this antiseptic is recommended for the treatment of minor cuts and abrasions and is also effective against school sores, tinea and ringworm.