Top 10 Medicines

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Re: Top 10 Medicines

Postby greebo » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:21 pm

Would iodine be of use?
My gran used liquid form for everything when I was growing up, I havnt seen it recently in asda or anything,
but *please bear with me* I saw on CSI last night a guy who was taking it to help abate radiation poisoning so im guessing it has many uses?
(it wasnt working great but he wasnt dead, and im aware csi is fiction but thought there may be an element of truth to it)

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Re: Top 10 Medicines

Postby Moony » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:26 pm

greebo wrote:Would iodine be of use?
My gran used liquid form for everything when I was growing up, I havnt seen it recently in asda or anything,
but *please bear with me* I saw on CSI last night a guy who was taking it to help abate radiation poisoning so im guessing it has many uses?
(it wasnt working great but he wasnt dead, and im aware csi is fiction but thought there may be an element of truth to it)


Medical Iodine is used to block the take-up of radioactive iodine isotopes that are released during nuclear events (power plant meltdown / explosions). Your thyroid gland will absorb the radioactive form, but if you dose up on 'safe' iodine this stops it happening and thus prevents you developing thyroid cancer (1 of the most likely outcomes of serious radiation poisoning). Typically the authorities will issue a dose (1 tablet/day for 10 days) should you be at risk, though you can of course add this to your medical preps if you don't trust the goverment to provide it to you. Taking this stuff can have side-effects, so you should read up on it before buying and not use it except in the highly unlikely event that you are subject to radioactive exposure.
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Re: Top 10 Medicines

Postby Leo1 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:33 pm

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Re: Top 10 Medicines

Postby Leo1 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:33 pm

greebo wrote:I havnt seen it recently in asda or anything


As of October 26, 2009 the EU has banned the sale of iodine here in the UK

Moony wrote:Medical Iodine is used to block the take-up of radioactive iodine isotopes that are released during nuclear events (power plant meltdown / explosions). Your thyroid gland will absorb the radioactive form, but if you dose up on 'safe' iodine this stops it happening and thus prevents you developing thyroid cancer (1 of the most likely outcomes of serious radiation poisoning). Typically the authorities will issue a dose (1 tablet/day for 10 days) should you be at risk, though you can of course add this to your medical preps if you don't trust the goverment to provide it to you. Taking this stuff can have side-effects, so you should read up on it before buying and not use it except in the highly unlikely event that you are subject to radioactive exposure.


Potassium Iodide is what is given out. Thankfully you can still buy over the counter

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Re: Top 10 Medicines

Postby Moony » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:57 pm

Potassium Iodide is what is given out. Thankfully you can still buy over the counter

Leo


Thats the stuff ! http://www.amazon.co.uk/iOSAT-Potassium-Iodide-Tablets-130/dp/B00006NT3A/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=RLGAWNJE5E44&coliid=I2HX1QR43AGLLU
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Re: Top 10 Medicines

Postby hillingdonpete » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:14 pm

iodine is still sold in the UK
i brought 8 X 25 ml bottles about 2 months ago
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Re: Top 10 Medicines

Postby maryb » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:07 pm

Has anyone mentioned arnica? That, together with tea tree oil and witchhazel, may not be 'medicines' as such but they work.

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Re: Top 10 Medicines

Postby Leo1 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:07 pm

hillingdonpete wrote:iodine is still sold in the UK
i brought 8 X 25 ml bottles about 2 months ago


You might well have, but under Regulation (EC) No 2032/2003, it's a no no.

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Re: Top 10 Medicines

Postby Maddie_cat » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:18 pm

Moony wrote:Medical Iodine is used to block the take-up of radioactive iodine isotopes that are released during nuclear events (power plant meltdown / explosions). Your thyroid gland will absorb the radioactive form, but if you dose up on 'safe' iodine this stops it happening and thus prevents you developing thyroid cancer (1 of the most likely outcomes of serious radiation poisoning).


Presumably then, if you don't have a thyroid, it won't affect you?

I had thyroid cancer when I was in my early twenties so had it whipped out :roll:
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Re: Top 10 Medicines

Postby Moony » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:24 pm

Maddie_cat wrote:Presumably then, if you don't have a thyroid, it won't affect you?

I had thyroid cancer when I was in my early twenties so had it whipped out :roll:


Well the particular product I linked would not be of any good of you and this particular effect of radiation poisoning would not effect you either. Silver linings and all that !
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