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Say goodbye to unsightly scars with iodide

by , 22 July 2013

Generally, scars are relatively flat to your skin surface. Occasionally, however, an unusual scarring response occurs where the scar tissue ‘piles up'. These sorts of scars are called “keloids”. Trying to remove a keloid surgically is rarely effective and usually results in another one just as bad as before, if not worse. Fortunately, natural medicine offers a safe and permanent treatment for keloids. Read on to find out how potassium iodide can help you remove them.

If you have keloids, otherwise known as abnormal scars, there’s good news.

According to Dr Jonathan Wright of Nutrition & Healing, potassium iodide (SSKI) or Lugol’s Solution has been shown to be an effective natural treatment for keloids.

Here’s how you can use iodide to treat keloids

Dr Wright recommends you rub SSKI into the keloid at least twice daily (more applications offer even better results) for several months to more than a year, depending on the severity of your keloid.

“Be patient, because progress often isn’t obvious for two to three months. Despite the somewhat lengthy treatment period, persistence pays off. Eventually, SSKI will diminish a keloid scar until it’s ‘just an ordinary scar’ flat to your skin surface again,” says Dr Wright.

When your keloid has diminished, you can discontinue using SSKI. And good news is that, the keloid won’t re-establish itself.

Using SSKI on the skin surface, as in the treatment of keloids, is very safe unless you have an iodine allergy.

One word of caution:“DO NOT swallow SSKI or any other form of iodine unless you’re certain of the safety of the dose you’re using and of the length of time it’s safe to take it,” warns Dr Wright.

To stay on the safe side, be sure to consult your doctor before taking any kind of treatment.

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