Tuesday, 16th September 2014

Iodine as An Antifungal Remedy

Fungus can be a recurring condition that is very irritating. And while it is not even close to life threatening, it is logical to want to get rid of it as soon as possible because spreading and possible complications.

Different options are being researched on in order to cure this infection and iodine is one of the considered antifungal remedies. Iodine has been considered as one of the options for killing bacteria, virus and fungi. All you have to do is dab the area with iodine, and you can observe the area to clear out in a few days. There are some repercussions with the use of iodine though.

  1. Stain clothes and beddings. Because iodine easily gets into cloth, and will immediately stain them, it is best to cover the area with loose bandage.
  2. Allergies. Some people are allergic to iodine. Make sure to test iodine on a small part of your skin before attempting to spread it on larger areas.
  3. Thyroid problems. Iodine also affects the thyroid especially if used in a long period of time.
  4. Stains skin. One of the most obvious setback with using iodine in skin is the stain it produces. You will never consider using iodine if the infected area is anywhere visible, or if the infection has already spread in large areas. waiting for the iodine stain to clear out will take time.

Most people who use iodine for their skin infections only use it for toe infections. If it is any other parts of the body, it is best to opt for an alternative treatment that carries less side effects.