Quick Answer: Does Iodine Affect Wound Healing?

Should I put iodine on an open wound?

Do not use topical iodine on deep, puncture wounds, animal bites, or serious burns.

To do so may increase the chance of side effects.

Do not cover the wound to which you have applied topical iodine with a tight dressing or bandage since this may increase the chance of side effects..

Is iodine bad for wounds?

This review found that iodine was an effective and safe antiseptic agent that enhanced wound healing, particularly in chronic and burn wounds.

What does iodine do for a wound?

Iodine is a highly effective topical antimicrobial that has been used clinically in the treatment of wounds for more than 170 years. It has a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity with efficacy against bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses and can be used to treat both acute and chronic wounds1.

When do you put iodine on a wound?

Cadexomer iodine is useful when treating infected wounds with moderate amounts of exudate and sloughy wounds. Its ability to release iodine slowly means that it is recommended for use on chronic wounds where less frequent dressing changes are required.