Use of Cadexomer Iodine and Povidone Iodine in Wound management: A comparative review
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 wounds. (1) It is being considered an old gem in wound care management because of its antiseptic properties too. It is also relatively inexpensive and easy to use.
One of the first antiseptic iodine preparations to be used in wound care was Lugol's solution containing elemental iodine and potassium in water, which was developed in 1829. (2) This solution was also used to treat wounds in the American Civil War. Even nowadays, Iodine is one of the most widely used preparations used with popular formulations being povidone-iodine and cadexomer-iodine.
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