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Betadine use in pregnancy

Patient: I am 5 weeks pregnant…last week before I found out I used some betadine swabs. Now I am freaking out because I read that it shouldn’t be used by pregnant women. Will this cause some type of birth defect?

 

 

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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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