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Sore throat due to iodine drops - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello ,
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   I was wondering if you could help me please , I have been told to start an iodine solution to swallow 3 times a day 3 drops , , to prep for my thyroid operation in 9 days time , please could you tell me if this is causing my sore throat
Doctor :   Iodine itself has antimicrobial properties.
Doctor :   It cannot cause you infection provided that it is clean.
User :   what could be causing this ? , im quite worried as my op is in 9days , i am on ptu 750mg daily and bedranol , 80mg daily and this iodine solution ,
Doctor :  
User :   my throat feels like barb wire
Doctor :  
This can be usual throat infection
User :   would tht delay my operation ? as i am having a total thyroidectomy ?
Doctor :   No, the chances are minimal.
Doctor :  
Do report to your surgeon for the same.

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