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fever, joint pain, lymph node enlargement, allergic reactions including hives, and death. Large amounts or long-term use can cause metallic taste, soreness of teeth and gums, burning in mouth and throat, increased saliva, throat inflammation, stomach upset, diarrhea, anorexia, depression, skin problems, and many other side effects.
When iodine is used directly on the skin, it can cause skin irritation, stains, allergic reactions, and other side effects. Be careful not to bandage or tightly cover areas that have been treated with iodine to avoid iodine burn.
Do not use iodine if:
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