1 thought on “What do pharmacuetical companies idssolve iodine in when they package tincture of iodine to sterilize cuts?

  1. Tincture of Iodine is iodine dissolved in ethyl alcohol (ethanol). This (the alcohol) is why it stings when you put it on a cut.

    Tincture of Iodine also usually has some sodium iodide in it to stabilize the solution.

    Hope this helps.

    Mike.

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