Update: October 2018
Lugol is an old, time-tested medicine, which is often
just used as an antiseptic when
infectious and inflammatory diseases of the oropharyngeal mucosa in
children and adults. That is, with chronic and acute tonsillitis, with
angina and stomatitis.
The composition of the drug
The main active ingredient of Lugol is molecular iodine,
which has a irritant, antiseptic,
бактерицидное действие и на грамотрицательные и
gram-positive bacteria and pathogenic fungi. Even
staphylococcal flora, which is more stable, with long-term
The treatment also collapses. Part of the potassium drug iodide,
promotes dissolution of iodine in water, and softening effect
Lugol’s use in sore throat
The use of this antiseptic is very effective in
the onset of the disease in the complex treatment of angina. At high
temperature, severe inflammation, oral medications are prescribed by a doctor
antibiotics. Otherwise, no one can guarantee that the patient will not get sick
rheumatism, glomerulonephritis or pyelonephritis to the nearest
Until recently, the pharmaceutical industry produced
This tool is only in the form of a solution, but in recent years in the pharmacy
Lugol spray can be purchased. In case of sore throat spray
greatly simplified treatment with this wonderful
How to use Lugol’s spray
With ангине, тонзиллите препарат применяется
locally for irrigation mucous pharynx, mouth, pharynx from 2 to 6 times
day depending on the severity of the disease. Spraying done
one click on the spray head. Before squirting
It is recommended to inhale and hold your breath. After irrigation in
For 30 minutes, it is advisable not to eat or drink. If by chance
the drug has got into the eyes, they should be washed well
enough water and then sodium solution
How to use Lugol’s solution
For angina, it is most convenient to use tweezers with
it with a cotton swab, you can simply wind cotton on a pencil and
produce lubrication of the mouth and tonsils. There is another old
the way to use Lugol is to sterilize a piece of cotton wool dipped in
solution and suck such a fleece for several minutes.
Otolaryngologists use this antiseptic to wash
supratonsillar spaces and lacunae, with purulent lesions
tonsils in the amount of 4-5 procedures in 2-3 days.
The advantages of using Lugol:
- Most patients report high efficacy.
because it has a strong antiseptic
property. He also has an economical consumption, and solution, and spray
enough for a long time. And what is important, many are satisfied with its low
- The price of Lugol and pharmacies on average is: a solution of 10 rubles.,
spray 100 rub.
- Advantages of the spray in comparison with the solution: it is accurate
dosage, ease of use, and the ability to use
for children, as carrying out the lubrication of the throat in children is not always
- Another plus in favor of this remedy is that its use
contributes to the prevention of diseases of the thyroid gland, due to
content of iodine.
- The solution has a stronger effect than the spray.
Disadvantages of Lugol:
- This drug has a rather specific taste and
запахом, и зачастую смазывание горла у детей вызывает рвотный
reflex. Throat after treatment or irrigation unpleasantly bakes that
causes children crying, moods, unwillingness to continue treatment.
- Pediatricians also warn about the danger of its use
young children, because during injection into the oral cavity
laryngospasm may occur.
- The solution is a rather thick liquid, therefore it is not necessary to lubricate
comfortable, especially in children.
- Spray sprays a fairly powerful jet, which also does not give
- There is an opinion that Lugol’s solution for tonsillitis is not effective.
use with a strong purulent process, as a thick solution
interferes with clearing of gaps from pus and does not render effective
- In many children, and in adults, recently found
allergic reactions, iodine and other ingredients that make up
drug is no exception. Allergies can manifest in
swelling of the respiratory tract, rash, itching.
- When the drug gets on clothes, and when treating a child of this
it is very difficult to avoid, it practically does not wash off, leaving
dark traces, which is a significant drawback.
- It is necessary with caution to use Lugol in children with angina. With
handling and injection should be very careful not to
touch the back of the throat, because the reflexes in kids
unpredictable, and this can easily cause vomiting in a child.
Side Effects of Lugol:
- iodism – drooling, angioedema, urticaria, rhinitis, acne
- skin irritation
- skin allergies
- excessive sweating
- sleep disorders
- diarrhea in people over 40
Contraindications of Lugol:
- iodine sensitivity
- tuberculosis lungs
- угревая rash
- hemorrhagic diathesis
- chronic pyoderma
- with care for children under 5 years old with decompensated
diseases of the liver and kidneys, with thyrotoxicosis
Lugol usually doesn’t cause serious side effects
tolerated and helps many cope with angina. In the case of
appearance of undesirable side effects of the drug, report
this to your health care provider who will replace it with another