Often, mothers do iodine nets for babies when they are struck or chills, but why - to distract from sad thoughts and pain, or does iodine really heal? It is worth understanding the indications and contraindications to the use of iodine mesh.
Interest in iodine as a medicine emerged in the XIX century: its antiseptic properties were used in treating injuries and wounds. But from the use of iodine in inhalation and inside there were negative effects, up to necrosis of the pulmonary tissue.
Iodine was long forgotten, and medicine returned to it in the twentieth century as an antiseptic in the form of aqueous or alcoholic solutions. It is the alcoholic 5% iodine tin in small brown bottles, each of us remembers from childhood as a means for processing small wounds and cuts.
Today iodine tinctures are widely used in medicine - they are in any pharmacy. There are essentials of a penny and are applicable to the external treatment of wounds or germs, mucous membranes.
Inside, iodine solutions can not be taken. When administered inside, iodine acts as a strong oxidant and causes damage to living cells. In addition, it forms insoluble compounds with proteins of the body that irreversibly transform proteins. Therefore, using iodine tincture is necessary only for the purpose - applying to the skin or treating the wounds.
By the way, when processing the wound to fill it with iodine is prohibited - it causes severe pain and necrosis of the tissue. Iodine can only handle the edge of the wound.
Treatment with iodine nets
In the XX century, especially in its beginning, the popularity of iodine nets was gaining popularity. The effect of this remedy was attributed to a phenomenal phenomenon, with the mesh promised to cure up to one hundred names of diseases.
The founder of "painting the lattice" is considered by the St. Petersburg doctor I. Kolbasenko, who left a lot of scientific papers in support of iodine therapy.
Most domestic physicians treat iodine negatively, not counting it as effective. But among the population, the application of iodine nets has become one of the most popular methods of treatment. They are used as an inexpensive and easy to use remedy for injuries, strokes, colds and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
Iodine Nets: Myth # 1
It is believed that the application of iodine on the skin helps the body to fight iodine deficiency, correcting iodine deficiency without taking medications, softly and delicately. But modern medicine does not confirm this fact.
Treatment of iodine deficiency by mesh is ineffective: iodine is not so actively absorbed into the body through the skin to replenish the stores, and the effect is limited to local influences.
Iodine Nets: Myth # 2
It is believed that the application of iodine on the body at the rate of its disappearance can be judged on the presence or absence of iodine deficiency: if the body suffers from deficiency of iodine, iodine mesh disappears within 2-6 hours. At saturation of the body with iodine it will go to day.
In fact, this fact is not confirmed by scientific data. The rate of disappearance of iodine from the skin is due to the presence of clothing, fatty skin and blood circulation in the thickness of the skin. It does not depend on the degree of body saturation with iodine or its deficiency - only on the properties of the skin and the degree of its moisture, inflammation in the zone and many other factors.
Iodine nets: fact
In addition to the antiseptic effect, iodine has and irritating, which activates blood circulation and anti-inflammatory action. It is these iodine properties that are used extensively when applying iodine mesh to the skin.
The application of iodine to the skin gives an appropriate response from the skin and blood vessels, the vessels expand, blood circulates more actively in this area, leading to the elimination of metabolic products and the influx of immune cells, which leads to relief of pain and removal of edema and inflammation.
The application of iodine to the skin has no systemic effect, which makes this method of therapy safe for children and adults. Iodine mesh can be made for children older than one year and adults. In toddlers, the skin is still very gentle, and iodine can cause burns.
Who is showing iodine mesh?
Iodine nets are shown in the treatment of infectious-inflammatory diseases of the upper respiratory tract:
- Acute respiratory infections and ARIs;
- Bronchitis and angina;
- Obstructive bronchitis and bronchial asthma (in the absence of allergy to iodine!);
- Laryngitis and tracheitis.
Also actively iodine mesh prmenyayutsya during injuries and inflammatory processes in the area of joints, soft tissues:
- Strikes and stretches of bonding;
- Hematomas in tissues, bruises;
- Damage to the knees and legs;
- Osteochondrosis of the spine;
- Lumbosacral radiculitis;
- Arthritis, arthrosis.
It can also be shown the use of iodine mesh in neuralgia, inflammatory processes in the skin and subcutaneous tissue, with uncomplicated varices, hemorrhoids, mastitis, lactostasis, prostate diseases.
How is iodine grid done?
Iodine mesh is applied with a cotton wool soaked in 5% iodine tin. Vertical and horizontal strips are drawn on the skin to give squares about 1 by 1 cm. This size of the lines helps to get the drug most effectively and evenly apply the effect.
It is strictly forbidden to use iodine with:
- Hyperthyroidism, thyrotoxicosis, excess iodine, iodine radiotherapy;
- With increased sensitivity to iodine, allergies to iodine-containing drugs.
In the absence of contraindications to admire iodine mesh, too, is not worth it - they are used no more than two or three times a week.