Homer (Thessaloniki - Greece) on 11/11/2022
I've tried it for my ganglion cyst which is not skin problem! Nothing happened. I've tried Betadine 10%, every night for a month.
RB (Somewhere in Europe) on 04/18/2022
I found a better way. I took a different approach. In the last 3 months, every morning, right after my breakfast, using three 00-sized gelatin capsules, I have swallowed 36 drops of 5% Lugol's Iodine (LI).
Advantages: One, I get all the benefits of chlorine, fluoride and bromine detoxification. Two, this is, or seems to be, the only way I'm able to take LI with food, without having to dilute my food. Three, this way I don't have to taste LI every morning. Four, this way I am able to take higher doses of LI.
Disadvantage: There is only one disadvantage; you need to have good manual dexterity; you also need to assemble the capsules quickly and carefully. There is only one danger; if one of your capsules breaks, the resulting LI exposure will irritate your throat. However, if you plan ahead, and if you ensure the capsules are well-sealed, slippery and able to go down quickly enough, then this is not going to be an issue for you.
I hope someone can use this!
Ter (NC) on 04/04/2022
Looky24 (Slovakia ) on 03/18/2022
Hello, please, I would like to ask. I bought a 12% lugol iodine. How can I dilute a 12% to 5%. I think 12% is too much if I want to paint iodine on testicular cysts.
1. How long does it take for iodine to pass through the skin to the cyst? How many drops are needed after dilution? And how long will it take for cysts to shrink?
2. I also want to take iodine orally. How do I dilute 12% iodine to 5%? How much water do I need to drink with dilute iodine and how often? I know that iodine is used with selenium, zinc, magnesium, vitamin C.
I apologize for the stupid questions, but I'm taking it for the first time and I want to be 100% sure.
Thank you very much for any advice
Susan McFie (UK) on 10/18/2021
But I?m wondering if this might also work for people with sleep apnea.
John Scot (Scotland) on 01/29/2021
Marie D (Nc Usa) on 10/08/2020
Sue (Malaysia ) on 07/02/2020
Would be pleased if anyone with experiences r able to advise.
Angela (Oh) on 10/15/2018
Hisjewel (Usa) on 02/14/2018
I got some advice that got me through that time.
Soon I stopped using some of my supplements then start back up again.
Well, I had stopped using the Iodine. I had been obviously taking too many drops for me, about 4 drops of 5mgs or 7mgs of Lugols Iodine in a glass of water.
Any way I wanted to kill an infection, so I started back on the iodine. One to two drops in water this time, plus a little on infected area. I began to feel that old tingly burning feeling in the face again.
It good to know what is causing a situation, then we wont be trying to fix it while still consuming the cause.
I only took it a few days this time. Just enough for my healing.
Epeach (Ga) on 02/13/2018
I began using Lugol's and companion nutrients 7 month's ago. Starting with 1 drop of 2 percent until I reached 20 drops.(please read protocol here on E.C.) I tried to change my diet, but was injured and now at the mercy of my husband and children for purchasing and preparing most of my food. Anyway, I have been indulging a little in sweets, fried foods, and breads. I did eliminate diet soda. I only use the water purifier from the fridge. Hopefully, because we have city water, I will be able to get a good one for the entire house, soon.
I also use 1 tblsp. ACV (for weight control and kidney stones, which I have passed 3 pain free), lemon/lime in each glass of water, baking soda, and Borax (had a terrible anxiety attack 2 days ago from it and my face broke out, badly! ?). I take a borax/Epsom salt bath each day. I stopped taking P*x*l for anxiety and OCD, 4 months ago, after slowly tapering (1/2 dosage of 1 pill weekly, until completely eliminated), began using a non-fluoridated tooth paste, and switched to sea salt.
I am never tired during the day. I used to come home from work and take a nap, and sometimes sleep right through to the next morning!!!
My face is clear of acne. (except, that one day)
My seasonal allergies do not bother me, anymore.
Food allergies are not as aggressive. (Dairy)
No more breast fibrosis.
Toe nail fungus gone...fingernails not completely cured, but nails not afflicted, are long, strong, and healthy.
Frequent headaches gone.
Hand blisters gone (I believe a fungus).
Gray hair (light amount) turned back to original color and thinning hair grew back healthier. It turned very dark/reddish for the first 3 months after beginning protocol(?) I was born blonde.
Eyebrows grew back to outer edges of eyes.
Several moles have disappeared. (external use of Lugol's)
Brain fog lifted most days. (I still suffer with bad weather)
OCD tendencies are reduced.
No need for reading glasses. Dr. said my vision actually improved!
Emotions in check, for the most part. (situational)
Avoided all colds/flu/viruses that my family suffered.
So as you can see...E.C. posters (THANK YOU)...I am restoring my health without the use of Modern Medical Doctors! Did I say thank you?
Kitty (Niagara Falls, Ny) on 02/12/2018
Queen (Cabañas, El Salvador) on 12/11/2017
Hello wonderful people, I was officially diagnosed with Fibrocystic Breast Disease (FBD) about 2 years ago. I also was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid the size of a grape and one cyst on each ovary and hypothyroidism. I have had FBD since I was 19 years old. My breasts were so lumpy I was afraid to touch them. My breasts would become so painful before my period that I was forced to sleep wearing a bra. I have been on the iodine protocol for about 14 months now. I am a 42 year old woman who exercises like crazy (I am a triathlete). I eat very healthy now. I have eliminated dairy products, soy, caffeine, preservatives and processed sugar. I eat 95% organic and grass fed beef.
I started taking 100 mg of lugol's iodine for the first 3 months, then I was taking 150 mg for 4 months. After that, I went back to 100 mg. Now I am back to 150 mg. I believe my ovarian cysts have dissolved because I don't feel nauseous anymore and I don't have pain in my ovaries like I used to. And at some point I bled and it wasn't time for my period so I am assuming the cysts burst. Regarding the uterine fibroid, I am not sure if it has dissolved completely, but I know for sure it has shrunk because my period isn't painful anymore and I don't get lower back pain either like I used to. In terms of my breasts, they are almost free of lumps. I haven't done an ultra sound yet, but I can feel the difference in texture and pain. I can say pain is 95% gone during pms. My thyroid is working well now. I have energy and I don't feel tired anymore.
I have added castor oil packs on breasts and put an ice pack afterward. I alternate the castor oil pack on each breast every day and I am also taking a homeopathic tincture my naturopath recommended.
I read on this site how people have felt a difference with small amounts of iodine in a short period of time, but it has taken a while for me to see great results. I have read Dr. David Brownstein's book and I was surprised at how his patients improved with smaller amounts. It took 3 months (100 mg per day) after starting the iodine protocol to notice my hair wasn't falling out so much. I thought it was normal to lose so much hair. I read somewhere on the internet that people used to take between 300 mg to 1,000 mg of iodine to treat diseases before drugs.
In the nutshell:
Lugol's iodine (5%) 150 mg a day
Magnesium taurate 500 mg a day
Selenium 500 mcg a day
Sodium ascorbate 2.5 to 5 grams a day
Himalayan sea salt about 1 tsp a day
I take St. John's Wort, apple cider vinegar and baking soda in small amounts most days of the week. I am in the road to being completely healed and I am grateful for this site and the people who post their experiences. Thank you all and remember BE PATIENT.
Epeach (Ga) on 08/22/2017
I have blisters all over my palms and fingers and finger nail fungus. My hands exploded with tons more painful blisters and sensitivities/ fungus went rampant (getting worse before better for 3 days)... then all of them dried up. Now my hands look really dry like I used bleach to clean without gloves. I keep finding little spots all over my body like I dropped Elmer's white glue and they flake off. Not sure what was there to begin with that needed to go away.
I also have had many ailments described as what iodine deficiency does to some people and this is a small list of issues I have had: Fatigue, weight gain, sugar cravings, enlarged thyroid (no prescription meds), cysts, yeast, pimples, irregular women's cycles heavy or none, to mention some. Through research on Earth Clinic, Iodine should fix this, hopefully.
I did notice some improvement in energy, my skin seems to be clearing. I have also used it topically on a row of 5 moles on my neck, no bandaid just putting it on each morning. They are shriveled up a little so I know it is working. I am just going to keep applying. I will update soon.
Jacqueline (Devon) on 11/27/2016
Lorraine (Uk) on 12/16/2015
I started using Lugol's iodine from Amazon, it states external use, so I started to apply it on the skin, starting with one drop a day. The patch went after few hours. I increased to two drops a day, then three drops a day over a period of about six weeks.The patch still disappears before twenty four hours! On average between sixteen to twenty hours.
However, where I was putting the iodine on my skin, inner leg, I have got a itch rash now, lumpy and also two or three dark spots and I have come out in a couple of facial spots which is unusual for me. I have had some metal taste in my mouth, but not sure whether that was anything to do with iodine as that happened a few days after I stopped taking it!
If it is true that your deficient if the skin patch goes before twenty four hours then it suggests I am deficient still with three drops a day, but now I have this itchy skin. What can I do? I did drop down to one drop and the skin patch went quicker, so I am not sure how I can get it into my body now I have had this skin reaction! I am reluctant to take in orally as its states external use, although some people on Amazon have reviewed the product and said they take it orally.
I have dodgy digestive system so I have to be careful, I have severe M.E my body is very fragile.
Why would I get this skin reaction after six weeks! Any ideas how to proceed please!
Serlinia (Capiz) on 10/01/2015
Jacqueline (Devon, Uk) on 09/25/2015
I used to get horrendous ear infections a few years ago. After 3, ineffective, courses of antibiotics and 4 months of near complete deafness, pain and tinnitus, I decided to use my Lugols 7%. that I had used orally a year or so previously.. I got an old eye dropper and cleaned it out with boiling water. I filled it 1/4 full of Lugol's and the rest with the boiled, cool water. I put 3 drops, into the ears 3 times a day for the next 4 days. The pain vanished completely, my hearing returned and the noises went away, never to return.
I got the idea to try this from reading a clinical trial conducted on children in the remore African bush, obviously far from the nearest doctor. They administered the Lugol's neat, and 10 drops a day, but I thought that sounded a bit harsh, so adapted down. They had complete resolution of ear infections, even supporating inner ear infections; they all went away - the trial must still be on the internet somewhere.
Hope this has been helpful. I know that if I ever get a painful ear again, I won't be going to the doctor, I'll sort it myself.
Renas (Ghana - West Africa) on 06/19/2015
Please, I need lugols iodine solutio in Ghana West Africa. I want to know if its possible. I count on a favourable response. Thank you, Renas.
Fats1964 (Doncaster, UK) on 04/10/2015