use inside an alcoholic solution of iodine people make all sorts of reasons.Iodine drink, children and adolescents to achieve higher temperatures and get a "legitimate reason" not to go to school.Pregnant women in this way provoke a miscarriage.Residents of areas affected by the Chernobyl accident, drank iodine to protect the thyroid gland from radiation poisoning.


In the first two cases, the use of iodine inside achieves its goal: from careless schoolboy temperature rises to 37.5, and the woman gets rid of an unwanted pregnancy.

But this is only the consequences of ill-considered use of some alcoholic solution of iodine.One drop it enough to cause burning of oral mucosa, larynx, esophagus and stomach.

Another unpleasant consequence - the poisoning of th
e body, manifested by diarrhea, vomiting, severe headache, general weakness.Severe poisoning can lead to death.

Abortion triggered iodine, accompanied by such heavy bleeding that can be lost, not only fruit, but the woman herself.

How to take iodine

Iodine is needed by the body for normal functioning of the thyroid gland to make it inside, you can and should be, but not in the form of an alcoholic solution.

The easiest and safest way to satisfy the body's need for iodine - to include in your diet those foods that contain it.Especially rich in iodine kelp - seaweed, which is popularly called seaweed.

contain iodine, many kinds of fish - sea bass, salmon, flounder, herring, halibut, cod (especially its liver), tuna and seafood - shrimp, squid, oysters, crabs, scallops.Other sources of iodine - beef, eggs, milk, butter, vegetables - eggplant, green onions, garlic, tomatoes, beets, lettuce, fruit - bananas, grapes, oranges, persimmons, pineapple.

is not always a need for iodine can be satisfied by means of food.Signs of its lack - fatigue, memory loss, dry skin, hair loss, shortness of breath, frequent colds.In this case it is necessary to take iodine tablets.Which drug to choose and how to dispense, the doctor advises.

In the case of radioactive exposure to be taken jodomarin, iodine-asset or other preparation containing potassium iodide.In an extreme case, if there is no such drugs, it is still possible to take an alcohol solution of iodine, but in a diluted form - 1 drop in a glass of water.This solution is necessary to drink milk.