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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe, but...: Povidone iodine kills germs, including bacteria and fungi (such as tinea). The over-the-counter anti-fungal creams work better for treating tinea on the face and body. Also, using iodine too much can lead to excessive absorption of iodine into the body (which would be bad), or lead to skin irritation where the iodine is repeatedly placed. A dermatologist can prescribe oral meds for scalp tinea. ...Read more
Is it safe to take levothyroxine50mg, adipex37.5mg, vitamin b complex, c & e, magnesium & iodine supplements in morning? I'm on atenolol25mg @ night?
Safe not advisable: Taking all those medicines together is probably safe but not advisable. Levothuroxine has to be taken on an empty stomach with a glass of water and no bother meds. This means an hour before or 2 hour after a meal. Food and other meds affect absorption. Vitamins and minerals best absorbed with food. Adipex should be taken with a meal i believe. ...Read more
Good question: Absorption rate has to do with the main drug ingredient and the filler (inert ingredients). Some drugs are better absorbed in the mouth, some in the stomach and some anywhere in the colon and rectum. The pharmaceutical company that manufactures the tablet or capsule makes a detailed investigation to insure proper absorption of the drug in every intestinal location. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: It appears you're not on any medications, but if you were, that is typically the most common cause. Consider unhealthy oral hygiene. Other causes include food allergy's, peptic ulcer disease, too much iron, high calcium, too much lead, kidney disease, and other metal overloads. Serious, but less likely conditions, such as cancer, can cause it so make appointment with doctor ASAP for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No.: Hysterical e-mails to this effect have been circulating almost as long as e-mail has existed. The usual message is that harmful substances such as aluminum and parabens can be absorbed through the underarm skin. There is no credible evidence that any substance in deodorants or antiperspirants is absorbed in any amount significant enough to cause you harm. ...Read more
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