How to properly apply iodine net

Mechanism of action

In the basis of the treatment procedure such as iodine mesh is the same mechanism as in the therapy of banks. But applying a pattern based on a brownish liquid should be regarded as a more sparing option to help the patient.

In various inflammatory processes, tissue swelling is observed in the lungs and other target organs. In the focal point of inflammation, blood flow is disrupted and immune cells stop renewing. The water-alcohol solution of iodine has an irritating effect on the area of the lesion and provokes reflex expansion of the vessels of those organs located in the projection of the areas of the body treated iodine. As a result, blood circulation is restored, “cleaning” of the inflamed area is accelerated, which has a positive effect on the overall dynamics of recovery. How do you need to perform this procedure?

The rules of applying a “pattern” to the skin

Despite the fact that iodine mesh is a simple procedure, it requires compliance with certain rules, otherwise it is possible to get a burn. Their essence is as follows:


  • “pattern” should be applied to clean skin and only with a stick on the end of which there is a cotton ball;
  • it is

  • unacceptable to apply iodine to birthmarks;
  • used as an antiseptic agent should be 5% alcohol iodine solution;
  • the

  • optimal size of iodine mesh cells should be 1×1.
  • apply iodine mesh to the area of lesion and without additional drawings.

Remember! Vertical iodine lines in tracheitis and bronchitis are applied to: sternum (there may be 2 or 3 depending on the width of the latter) and one band on the right and left, retreating approximately 1cm from the middle clavicle line (i.e., a vertical line conventionally drawn through the middle of the collarbone). There are 2 vertical lines at the rear for the same diseases: one through the inner (vertical) edge of the collarbone, the second between the spine and the first line. By applying horizontal lines both front and back, it is necessary to try to apply them to the intercostal gaps, because that is where the nerves and vessels associated with the target organs pass, the blood supply which need to be normalized.$

In osteochondrosis, the principle of drawing lines is the same, but the strips are drawn only on the back, and their length is not limited (all depends on the localization of the damaged area).


Before using iodine mesh it is necessary to remember contraindications. These include: body temperature above 38 and individual iodine intolerance. How do I check if said chemical element is allergen? It is necessary to apply a strip of iodine to a delicate section of the skin (for example, on the inside of the wrist) before performing the procedure and wait 10-15 minutes. If it has not turned badly, there is no swelling, and burning is insignificant – the risk of individual intolerance of the component is minimal. If there are any symptoms listed, the procedure should be abandoned.

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