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Since tincture merthiolate, iodine, or mecreocochrome is not recommended for use anymore, what is a good medication for minor cuts. Thank you, john?

Since tincture merthiolate, iodine, or mecreocochrome is not recommended for use anymore, what is a good medication for minor cuts. Thank you, john?

Maybe nothing: The best thing is to keep the wound clean by washing with soap and water 2-3 times/day. If you want to put something on it, Bacitracin ointment can be purchased without a prescription and should be fine. ...Read more

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Can eating lite salt with iodine everyday help to normalize my slow thyroid...Im already on thyroid medication...

Iodine is needed: Iodine is needed for proper thyroid function. You don't say why your thyroid is 'slow', so there is no telling how much this can help. Keep us posted! ...Read more

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I'm 22 Y.O.A. I've been taking Iodine (2 drops a day) I'm not on medication. I'm not allergic to anything. Somehow my period did not come. Why?

I'm 22 Y.O.A. I've been taking Iodine (2 drops a day) I'm not on medication. I'm not allergic to anything. Somehow my period did not come. Why?

OrthoIodination: I presume that you are taking Lugol`s solution. Each drop has 3.0 to 3.125 mg of Iodine (1.875 of KI and 1.25 of Iodine). This is probably not the cause of your period not coming. Can you be pregnant? If you want to take this amount of Iodine per day you should check your spot urine for Iodine and then a 24 hours urine collection for Iodine after 50 mg of Iodine. ...Read more

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How can I regenarate my thyroid gland to work&stop medication after I had surgery to remove it once&then had an iodine treatment to remove it fully?

How can I regenarate my thyroid gland to work&stop medication after I had surgery to remove it once&then had an iodine treatment to remove it fully?

You can't: There is no way to regrow a thyroid once it has been removed and any remnants killed off with the radioactive iodine treatment. Sorry. Please do keep taking your thyroid hormones tablets. ...Read more

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4 months pregnant with graves' disease, would surgery or radio iodine be a good option? As medication is not improving the illness.

4 months pregnant with graves' disease, would surgery or radio iodine be a good option? As medication is not improving the illness.

Graves pregnancy: Radioiodine is not used in pregnancy. It will destroy the baby's thyroid. Usually medications (ptu (propylthiouracil) (propylthiouracil) preferred) and surgery if necessary. Care has to be taken not to damage the baby's thyroid from high doses of ptu (propylthiouracil). If surgery is to be done, it should be during the 2nd trimester. You should be seen by a high risk pregnancy specialist. ...Read more

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I've been so ill with sore throat, temp and cold for 3weeks. Due more iodine treatment monday so can't take medication. I'm so ill, what do I do?

I've been so ill with sore throat, temp and cold for 3weeks. Due more iodine treatment monday so can't take medication. I'm so ill, what do I do?

Speak with your doc: I assume you are having iodine treatment for thyroid cancer or dysfunction? If you have been suffering from fever and sore throat for 3 weeks it is best to talk to your doctor before receiving more treatments. It sounds like you have an infection and need to pay your doctor a visit. ...Read more

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Iodine deficiency is the cause of the goitre. What's drug to take to shrink it.

Goiter: Iodine containing foods. See the link below for more information
http://www. Healthaliciousness. Com/articles/natural-foods-high-in-iodine. Php ...Read more

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What is the trade name for drugs that block the channel of iodine transport to the thyroid gland?

What is the trade name for drugs that block the channel of iodine transport to the thyroid gland?

Antithyroid drugs: Methimazole and PTU (propylthiouracil) (propylthiouricil) inhibit iodination of thyroglobulin, but not the transporter. I think you are thinking about perchlorate. Perchlorate is a chemical found in fertilizer, rocket fuel, and other industrial uses. It is an environmental contaminant. It was used years ago clinically for hyperthyroidism, but no one uses it now. ...Read more

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What is the half-life of iodine 131?

What is the half-life of iodine 131?

8 days: Iodine-131 has a radioactive decay half-life of about 8 days! ...Read more

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Hi, what are the advantages and disadvantages of iodine 131 in nuclear imaging? E.g. the cost and the abundance, the stability

Hi, what are the advantages and disadvantages of iodine 131 in nuclear imaging? E.g. the cost and the abundance, the stability

I 131 for treatment: The 131 isotope of Iodine is used to treat thyroid nodules and cancers due to its long half life. It's pretty cheap, but is given as an in pt. So there is cost there.
I 123 is often used for diagnosis. Also used is technetium 99m to assess blood flow to nodules.
Most common thyroid screen is ultrasound. Occasionally MRI can be a good problem solver as well. ...Read more

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Common benefits of iodine 131?

Benefits...: Iodine 131 is often used to treat conditions such as graves' disease, plummer's disease, or thyroid cancer. Iodine 131 is a beta emitter and emits beta radiation to damage hyperthyroid tissue or thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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How long does i-131 iodine stay in your system?

Well,: Iodine-131 has a radioactive decay half-life of about eight days. ...Read more

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What are the benefits/disadvantage of iodine 131?

What are the benefits/disadvantage of iodine 131?

See below: I-131:
-brings the condition under control somewhat quicker
-will cure the condition with little chance of reoccurrence
(anti-thyroid medication often requires prolonged medication and may not cure the problem)
-avoids potentially serious side effects of taking antithyroid medication for a prolonged period

*But most will become permanently hypothyroid and need a daily thyroid hormone supplement ...Read more

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How might the radioisotope iodine 131 be used?

Iodine 131 uses: Major uses include the treatment of thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroidism due to graves disease), sometimes hyperactive thyroid nodules (abnormally active thyroid tissue that is not malignant), & some types of thyroid cancer that absorb iodine. ...Read more

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Does pickle contain iodine?

Depends: If the pickle was fixed in brine which contains iodized salt, then it will contain iodine. Otherwise it might not contain iodine. ...Read more

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How important is iodine in your diet?

How important is iodine in your diet?

Essential: It is essential, but luckily only a small amount is required. It is in certain vitamins and also present in iodized salt and bread made by batch processing in factories. It's also present in leafy green vegetables. ...Read more

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Do you really need iodine to be healthy?

Do you really need iodine to be healthy?

Yes: Iodine is an essential ingredient for making thyroid hormone. Your body needs about 100 mg of iodine daily. Most Americans get much more than this, because most processed foods in the US include salt supplemented with iodine. It is also present in many commercial baked goods as a preservative/dough conditioner, in red & brown food dyes, and in seafood from the ocean. ...Read more

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Does milk contain iodine?

Generally yes: It depends on what the cows eat but often time it contains iodine. Approximately 50 microgram is expected which makes up about 1/3 of the daily recommended intake. ...Read more

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Does cereal contain iodine?

No: Cereal does not normally contain iodine unless it is fortified with iodine which is very unusual. ...Read more

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Is iodine good for thyroids?

Iodine: Iodine is good for an underactive thyroid. It is usually added to salt in american diets. ...Read more

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Will iodine help minor burns?

No: Iodine may help to clean skin before procedures. Applying iodine to a burnt skin will cause quick absorption and will only cause toxicity and irritation if it's alcohol based or even non-alcohol based preparation. I would not apply it. Use tap water (warm) to clean it up. ...Read more

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What is tincture of iodine used for?

What is tincture of iodine used for?

Tincture of iodine: Is a medicine that has been used for years as a topical antiseptic. It's use has waned due to stinging when applied & staining of skin & clothing. ...Read more

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What turns iodine into tincture of iodine?

What turns iodine into tincture of iodine?

It's formula: From wikipedia:
"usp tincture of iodine is defined in the U.S. National formulary (nf) as containing in each 100 ml, 1.8 to 2.2 grams of elemental iodine, and 2.1 to 2.6 grams of sodium iodide. Alcohol is 50 ml and the balance is purified water. This "2% free iodine" solution provides about one mg of free iodine per drop." iodine is neutral i2; iodide is a -1 charged ion (i-). ...Read more

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How much iodine is in 1.25 mg of kelp powder?

Label: Check the label on the package it should give you an estimate. Since supplements such as this are not FDA regulated you never really know what is in them. Kelp is another name for seaweed. A good source of iodine. ...Read more

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What are some natural iodine sources besides salt?

What are some natural iodine sources besides salt?

Iodine sources: Besides iodized salt, foods that contain iodine include sea vegetables (agar agar/kanten, arame, dulse, kombu, nori, sea palm, wakame), yogurt, cow's milk, eggs, strawberries, mozzarella cheese, fish & shellfish. ...Read more

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Can you take too much iodine in liquid form a day?

Why take it?: Iodine deficiency is very rare in the us. The most common cause for thyroid dysfunction in the us is autoimmune related. Autoimmune thyroid disease is made worse by taking iodine, so there is likely no benefit that you are likely to receive by taking an iodine supplement. ...Read more