Antiseptic solutions should not be confused with antiseptic scrubs, discussed in another record. A scrub is an antiseptic mixed with a soap and is intended for scrubbing or cleaning but is never left on the skin. A solution is simply the disinfectant chemical itself and is water based. If you try to scrub skin with a solution, there will be no lather.
Povidone-iodine solution is a tissue friendly antiseptic solution that has been used for decades as a wound cleaner and general antiseptic. It should be diluted to a tea color (about 1:20) to flush wounds. It can be sponged onto or sprayed onto suspected fungal or bacterial skin infections. It can be left on the skin safely and provides a residual antibacterial effect.
Do not confuse this water-based iodine product with strong iodine, which is alcohol-based.