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Lugol with angina Lugol is a remedy for treating angina (and other infectious and inflammatory diseases of the oropharynx), the effectiveness of which has been proven for decades. Even despite the huge number of "pharmacy competitors" constantly appearing on the pharmaceutical market, the drug does not lose its popularity.

The composition of Lugol

The active component of the drug - molecular iodine - has an antiseptic, bactericidal and local irritating effect. This substance with the same efficiency affects both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, and also affects pathogenic fungi. Quite often, pathogens of tonsillitis are staphylococcus. As is known, such a flora is very stable, however, Lugol destroys it with prolonged use. Other components of the drug are potassium iodide (helps dissolve iodine in water) and glycerol (has a pronounced softening effect).

How to use the drug for angina

To begin with, today Lugol is available in two forms - spray and solution.

Spray more convenient to use. It is enough to shake the bottle, take a breath, hold your breath and with the help of a light pressure on the head to irrigate the oropharynx. It is important to avoid contact with the drug in the eyes. After application, it is recommended not to eat or drink for half an hour. Lugol in the form of a spray is an excellent option for treating tonsillitis in children, because young patients are unlikely to let the tonsils be treated with a solution “without a fight”.

As for the solution, then our grandmothers treated our parents with the help of this particular remedy. For processing, it is necessary to fasten cotton wool on medical tweezers (or wrap it on a pencil), dip into the solution and thoroughly lubricate the tonsils and oral cavity. Another option is to dip a piece of sterile cotton into Lugol’s solution and suck it in a few minutes.

It is worth noting that the solution has a stronger effect than spray. Lugol is a relatively inexpensive tool, but the price of a spray is, as a rule, several times higher than the cost of the solution. Therefore, what to prefer - ease of use or low cost and more powerful effect - ultimately depends on the patient.

Is every sore throat treated with Lugol?

Generally, Lugol from a very long time proved to be an effective means to relieve inflammation of the tonsils. However, in the case of severe angina, characterized by significant suppuration, the tool may even harm. The fact is that its rather thick consistency creates difficulties in the outflow of pus from the lacunae.

Why so love Lugol and whether he has flaws?

Lugol is a drug that has been loved and appreciated for many years for its benefits:

  • High efficiency;
  • Low cost;
  • Preventing iodine deficiency in the body;
  • Economical consumption (and spray, and the solution is usually enough for a long time).

However, the drug has some drawbacks:

  • The specific smell and taste, a burning sensation in the throat after treating the tonsils;
  • The possibility of gag reflex during processing;
  • The possibility of allergic reactions to iodine.

We should be especially careful with Lugol’s treatment of angina in children under 5 years of age for the following reasons:

  • The possibility of laryngospasm in young patients;
  • High risk of allergies;
  • Increased likelihood of gag reflex.

In addition, there are a number of contraindications to the use of this tool. If there is a pregnancy, urticaria , adenoma, chronic pyoderma, furunculosis, acne, nephrosis, hemorrhagic diathesis, pulmonary tuberculosis or iodine hypersensitivity, the patient needs a different antiseptic.

| 15 May 2015 | | 724 | ENT diseases
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Rain N: For terrible pain use a throat spray along with Dr.s other recommendations .....the very best I’ve ever used is Chloraseptic Spray available at any drug store...I know it not natural, but if the pain is unbearable I’d use it at least temporarily..

The Go Natural Channel: I did an oregano oil blend rolled that on my neck my sore throat was gone instantly so I know that works i want to try the other ones too

Joey Leo: Research is very limited on colloidal silver ingestion.. anybody know if it is really safe to use ? If I would buy a throat spray colloidal silver, could I use this to treat a sore throat which has already started ? Apparently you can get kidney damage from this but not sure as to what this is referred to.. any help or info on this topic would be awesome 👍👍