Removing Iodine Stains
Karenvt (Perth, Australia) on 01/15/2011: Thanks for that tip... VitC on removes iodine stains... Very useful!
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Kay (Calgary, BC, Canada) on 02/24/2009: I'm sorry for the person who tried painting iodine on her wrists; it didn't work and she had yellow stains and a presentation to do the next day! Next time, she could rub some Vitamin C (a tablet dipped in a bit of water works but Vitamin C crystals, if you have some around, are stronger) on the stain and it will vanish immediately. Otherwise, the stain may linger for hours or even a day but it will eventually disappear. Of course, if the remedy works you should let the stain sit on your skin for as long as you can before removing it with Vitamin C.
Vitamin C in water also makes a good sore throat gargle.
Crystal (Hot Springs, AR) on 01/31/2009: To remove iodine stain make a paste of vitamin c (ascorbate acid) power and water and it will remove the stain on anything.