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IRRITATION FROM IODIN AND MERCURY ON THE SKIN

IRRITATION FROM IODIN AND MERCURY ON THE SKIN With the present wide use of tincture of iodin for skin sterilization, the following case and deduction may prove of interest and value:1 Mrs. N. applied for treatment for an infected right indexfinger, Oct. 3, 1912. The skin covering the linger and over the anterior and posterior surfaces of its metacarpal bone was disinfected with tincture of iodin. A three-quarter-inch incision over the distal phalanx evacuated a little pus; a small drain was inserted into the wound and the finger and hand were covered with gauze soaked in 1:1,000 mercuric chlorid solution. A gauze bandage covered the finger, hand and wrist. The patient was directed to pour 1:1,000 mercuric chlorid solution over the entire finger every three hours without disturbing the dressing. Because of the severe burning pain the dressing was renewed the following day. An intense dermatitis with many blisters, some fully an inch in diameter, covered the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

IRRITATION FROM IODIN AND MERCURY ON THE SKIN

JAMA , Volume LIX (25) – Dec 21, 1912

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1912 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1912.04270140058024
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Abstract

With the present wide use of tincture of iodin for skin sterilization, the following case and deduction may prove of interest and value:1 Mrs. N. applied for treatment for an infected right indexfinger, Oct. 3, 1912. The skin covering the linger and over the anterior and posterior surfaces of its metacarpal bone was disinfected with tincture of iodin. A three-quarter-inch incision over the distal phalanx evacuated a little pus; a small drain was inserted into the wound and the finger and hand were covered with gauze soaked in 1:1,000 mercuric chlorid solution. A gauze bandage covered the finger, hand and wrist. The patient was directed to pour 1:1,000 mercuric chlorid solution over the entire finger every three hours without disturbing the dressing. Because of the severe burning pain the dressing was renewed the following day. An intense dermatitis with many blisters, some fully an inch in diameter, covered the

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 21, 1912

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