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What is the maximum daily dosage for iodine?

Topical iodine antiseptics include iodine in different concentrations, so you should read the label or package insert for the maximum daily dosage. As a rule, you should not use iodine for more than 10 days without telling your doctor about a wound that has not healed or has become infected.

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