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How do I safely remove iodine from my fingers?

How do I safely remove iodine from my fingers?

Acetone: Acetone the main ingredient in nail polish remover is the best way to remove iodine from the skin. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with dark spots that look like iodine stains on my fingers?

I woke up this morning with dark spots that look like iodine stains on my fingers?

Spots: You possibly cam in contact with some sort of material "peeling a fresh walnut", or other chemicals yesterday. If not then get it checked. ...Read more

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I cut my finger with an old razor blade. Cleaned up immediately with iodine and penicillin. Wound looks healthy but now my elbow hurts.?

I cut my finger with an old razor blade. Cleaned up immediately with iodine and penicillin. Wound looks healthy but now my elbow hurts.?

Septic joint?: The incident you describe can result in bacteria gaining access to other areas of your body through your cut finger, despite your diligence in cleaning the wound. Joint pain, decreased motion, redness and swelling of the skin can indicate spread of infection from the original site. You should be seen by a physician and may possibly require treatment with extended course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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I cut my finger soup can lid this am, taking out trash. Cleaned, iodine, baggage with antibiotic. Not sure when last tetanus shot do I need one now?

I cut my finger soup can lid this am, taking out trash. Cleaned, iodine, baggage with antibiotic. Not sure when last tetanus shot do I need one now?

Maybe, maybe not: Any wound that opens the skin can allow tetanus spores access to create an infection. A rusty nail is a classic exposure but any cut could be a source. Good cleaning and care can help. If you can't remember receiving a booster within the past 10 years it is a good idea to get one. ...Read more

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I have iodine looking spots on the heal of my palm in 2 places and on the bottom of my thumb. Also, on my pinky finger of the other hand.

I have iodine looking spots on the heal of my palm in 2 places and on the bottom of my thumb. Also, on my pinky finger of the other hand.

Could be anything: It is very difficult to comment without seeing an image of these skin lesions. Please upload a picture or see a doctor for a proper exam and diagnosis ...Read more

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I've cut my finger while cutting beetroot, I washed my finger with alcohol and put some iodine, shuold I worry of infection now? Pregnant 37 weeks

I've cut my finger while cutting beetroot, I washed my finger with alcohol and put some iodine, shuold I worry of infection now? Pregnant 37 weeks

No: Keep and eye on the area and if it becomes red, hot, tender and painful, swollen or shows a discharge that looks like pus, see a doctor. Otherwise it should heal ok. ...Read more

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I just got my period yesterday and today when I changed my tampon I noticed it was also yellow and reminded me of iodine, and it got on my finger and it stained my skin a little even after washing my hands with soap. Is something wrong?

I just got my period yesterday and today when I changed my tampon I noticed it was also yellow and reminded me of iodine, and it got on my finger and it stained my skin a little even after washing my hands with soap. Is something wrong?

Hemosiderin: You're seeing "hemosiderin", a pigment that is released from red blood cells when they break. Hemosiderin is part of the molecule in red blood cells that allow them to carry oxygen to various parts of your body. You may have noticed that, when you bruise, it starts out reddish blue but gradually changes to brownish yellow then finally yellow. That's because of the breakdown of hemosiderin. ...Read more

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Would the risk of goiter be eliminated by addition of iodine?

Would the risk of goiter be eliminated by addition of iodine?

It depends: If you grew up in the United States, it is unlikely that low iodine is the cause of goiter, since so much of our processed food is made with supplemental iodized salt. However, if you are from an iodine-poor area of the world (central europe or africa, for example), then the addition of iodine may help. ...Read more

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Will iodine remove the redness of acne?

Will iodine remove the redness of acne?

Acne Redness: Iodine will not remove the redness of acne but will leave your skin an orange color. There are two otc products that can help: Mederma and kelocote. Step 3
spot check any remaining redness with a drop of redness-relief eye drops. These eye drops will also remove the redness but this is only temporary. ...Read more

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Can baby oil & iodine remove hair?

Can baby oil & iodine remove hair?

Hair removal: Baby oil and iodine won't help you. Consider laser treatment. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will iodine remove seborrheic keratoses?

IODINE AND KERATOSES: NO!
IODINE WILL NOT REMOVE SEBORRHEIC KERATOSES!
PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.. . ...Read more

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Should I have radiation iodine treatment done first or should I elect to just have the surgery to remove my entire thyroid?

Should I have radiation iodine treatment done first or should I elect to just have the surgery to remove my entire thyroid?

Reason: Are you having thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer? A normal functioning or under functioning thyroid gland requires a lot more radioactive iodine to ablate than you would need following surgery. More radiation means ⬆possibility for bad se. For thyroid cancer, best way to rid of most thyroid tissue is surgery followed by radiation if necessary. ...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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I take 125mg levo due to partial surgery, can I take a drop of iodine daily as well? (Had partial of thyroid gland removed/benign tumor 35yrs ago.

I take 125mg levo due to partial surgery, can I take a drop of iodine daily as well? (Had partial of thyroid gland removed/benign tumor 35yrs ago.

No need to: Iodine will not have any effect on your thyroid level. If your level is low you better off titrate up the Levothyroxine dose to get the TSH to the ideal level of 0.3-3.0 mIU/ML. ...Read more

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I had papilliary carcinoma removed feb. 11, 2012 during my second trimester of pregnancy. Still haven't done iodine treatment. Is it to late?

Sounds okay: This should be okay after baby is born. Double-check with your physician. Glad that nasty little thing is out of your neck (thyroid, correct?). ...Read more

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Is it ok to take multi vitamin with 150 mcgs. Iodine? I don't have thyroid gland removed 2002 I take Synthroid (thyroxine) daily. Any concerns about iodine?

Is it ok to take multi vitamin with 150 mcgs. Iodine? I don't have thyroid gland removed 2002 I take Synthroid (thyroxine) daily. Any concerns about iodine?

Excess iodine will: Stimulate the thyroid gland to work harder. If you have not had total ablation, and assuming you have some residual however small synthetic activity in the glands, you will notice an increase in thyroid function with your Synthroid, (thyroxine) perhaps mild hyperthyroid symptoms as well. Please talk with your endocrinologist prior to taking supplements like these. ...Read more

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What are chances of stage 1 papillary carcinoma thyroid cancer coming back if I don't do radioactive iodine, but had surgery to remove entire thyroid?

What are chances of stage 1 papillary carcinoma thyroid cancer coming back if I don't do radioactive iodine, but had surgery to remove entire thyroid?

Well...: The cancer can in the long run spread... And after Radioactive Iodine treatment the cure is almost 100%.
Also there are two tests that determine the need: A total body I.131 scan and Thyroglobulin levels in the blood.
Is any of these are positive it is imperative that you get radioactive Iodine treatment. Actually it is not a torturous treatment... ...Read more

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Right side lombectomy of Thyroid removed to Follicular Cancer that's not spread. The Consultant says I have to make my own choice on the 2 treatments. I could have Radioactive Iodine or see consultant every 2 months with yearly Scan. Oncologist Ideas?

Right side lombectomy of Thyroid removed to Follicular Cancer that's not spread. The Consultant says I have to make my own choice on the 2 treatments. I could have Radioactive Iodine or see consultant every 2 months with yearly Scan. Oncologist Ideas?

Seek a second opinio: A second opinion from a Thyroid specialist (endocrinologist) will help and guide you better. I personally do not favor radioactive iodine unless the tumor was advanced or spread outside of the Thyroid gland which it does not appear to be. Check ups at 6 monthly intervals should be sufficient. ...Read more

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I had my thyroid compleyly removed the doctor said it did not spread to the lymph nodes but wants to give me a radioactive iodine treatment she said there was some tissure around the trachea area that may have cancer cells in it but they were unable to

No right answer: If the tumor was a papillary or follicular lesion, had no aggressive features and was less than a cm many would hold rai. The advantage of doing rai occurs if you have thyroglobulin.
You should seek an opinion from a thyroidologist. ...Read more

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How can I remove warts from my fingers?

How can I remove warts from my fingers?

There are: A number of over the counter "removers" most contain salycilic acid.
Warts are caused by the Papilloma virus thus can be spread! I would strongly advise seeing a Board Certified Dermatologist who can remove your warts safely and quickly with advanced Dermatologic laser based equipment!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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A thorn pricked my finger. I removed it but after a day or so the same spot is picnching me and there is a blak dot. What exactly should I do?

A thorn pricked my finger. I removed it but after a day or so the same spot is picnching me and there is a blak dot. What exactly should I do?

Sporotrichosis: Also referred to as "rose gardener's disease" is a fungal infection which may be caused by a thorn prick. Aside from a rose thorn prick, other forms of exposures may lead to this condition as well. If left untreated an ulceration at the site of the infection may take place. Potassium iodine saturation may cure the problem but a tedious task. Itraconazole and Fluconazole are effective. ...Read more

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I got some kind of a dot on my finger, not sure what it is. I have had it now in a year and I wonder how to remove it? I tried once but it only bleed.

I got some kind of a dot on my finger, not sure what it is. I have had it now in a year and I wonder how to remove it? I tried once but it only bleed.

Dot: What color is it. It sounds like a hemangioma. Usually ignore it unless it grows or starts to look different. Then see a skin doctor to fix it. ...Read more

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Are finger fusions likely to break again after all pins are removed and fully recovered?

Are finger fusions likely to break again after all pins are removed and fully recovered?

No: After fusion and removal of hardware the odds of re-breaking short a major traumatic injury or aggressive systemic disease are minimal.
Why was the original surgery needed? ...Read more

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I wear a ring (some weight to it) when removed that finger has difficulty straightening. What to do?

I wear a ring (some weight to it) when removed that finger has difficulty straightening. What to do?

Ring: It's probably too tight. Resize or get a different ring. Could test by not wearing ring for days and seeing if finger behaves. ...Read more