Iodine is used as an antiseptic in the form of an alcoholic solution, which is known as tincture of iodine.
- Antiseptic is any chemical substance that applied topically to the living tissues to kill and inhibit the growth of a wide range of microorganisms.
- Antiseptic opposes microbial activity.
- Common examples of antiseptic are hydrogen peroxide, boric acid, alcohol and iodine
Tincture of Iodine
Tincture of iodine is also known as a weak iodine solution or iodine tincture. Iodine tincture is an antiseptic used to disinfect the wounds. The structure of the iodine tincture is 2 to 7 % of the iodine and the remaining is either Sodium or potassium iodide.