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Strong Iodine Medication
Since tincture merthiolate, iodine, or mecreocochrome is not recommended for use anymore, what is a good medication for minor cuts.
Thank you, john?
Can eating lite salt with iodine everyday help to normalize my slow thyroid...I'm already on thyroid medication...
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
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?
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
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
If someone is allergic to Iodine, is there a strong possibility they are allergic to IV dye as well?
Short Ans is MAYBE: When you say IV contrast dye the word IODINE likely comes up in many minds. In other words, if we were on MEDICAL FAMILY FEUD & Richard Dawson were to say, "Name the top 5 chemicals contained in IV DYE" Well, first you'd ask to see the guy's driver's license since Dawson's been dead for a while now. Second, you'd realize that Iodine is only ONE TYPE of IV dye but it's still good to check. Cheers! ...Read more
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
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
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
-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
Limited diet: You can get a list of things that you can eat or shouldn't eat as well as some recipe ideas at www.Thyca. Org. ...Read more
Iodine: Iodine is necessary for certain functions in the body, but most important is the thyroid. The thyroid hormone consists of tyrosine and iodine and without sufficient iodine in the system the body can not make thyroid hormone, another tissue that utilizes a lot of iodine is the breast tissue. Iodine also has antibacterial and antiviral properies for the body. ...Read more
Most of the contrast agent will leave your circulation in a few hours with normally functioning kidneys. It will be excreted in your urine.
Iodine is a part of the contrast agent molecule. Some of this will become free iodine in the blood. Most of this is rapidly taken up by the thyroid. It can stay there for quite a while as any other free iodine source would. ...Read more
Anyone know what is a healthy amount of iodine a 48-year-old woman suppose to have in her daily diet?
No: Bacterial vaginosis is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella vaginalis and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Per your info. You are taking flagyl. Iodine does not treat bv. ...Read more
Only in safe amounts: Iodine deficiency is uncommon in the US because it is abundant in seafood, added to many other foods, and found in multivitamins. Taking more than the generally recommended daily limit of ~1000 mcg daily will increase the risk of thyroid dysfunction. Hypothyroidism occurs when excessive iodine blocks thyroid hormone synthesis. Hyperthyroidism can also occur in people susceptible to overfunction. ...Read more