Tincture of Iodine (I and NaI in water/alcohol mixture).
|Tincture of Iodine (I and NaI in water/alcohol mixture).|
Kindly contributed by Ed Pegg. William Kolb reports that the reason kids don't like iodine used as an antiseptic is not because iodine stings, but because the alcohol in which it is dissolved stings. How typical of the medical profession not to bother trying to find a better way to dissolve iodine, since alcohol is cheap and the only disadvantage is that it makes the patients scream. A bit of sodium iodide in the water is all it takes to allow iodine to dissolve without the need for alcohol, reports William's chemist friend.
Source: Walgreens Pharmacy
Contributor: Ed Pegg Jr
Acquired: 20 May, 2002
Text Updated: 11 March, 2007
Sample Group: Medical