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August 13, 2017 daaswampman 0
Blondie wrote:

ForwardPreppers wrote:Also, it would be wise to consult your physician about possible side effects of KI pills before they are needed.

Mrs FP

If you have an allergy to shellfish, it’s best to avoid iodine. Also, if you can’t tolerate the contrast dye used when undergoing hospital imaging, you may have an allergy to iodine.

I am allergic to iodine so I stock Sea Kelp tablets. Less effective as they are lower dose but a step above nothing and better than anaphylactic shock.

It would be a good idea to see an Allergist to know what you are allergic to and not just assume it is iodine. Swamp

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Allergic reactions to iodine usually stem from iodine-­based contrast dyes injected to sharpen pictures in medical imaging studies such as x-rays and CT scans. These reactions typically are mild and involve nausea, vomiting, itching, flushing and hives. But in some cases, reactions can be quite severe (anaphylaxis) with swelling of the throat, difficulty breathing, profound low blood pressure, convulsions, and cardiac arrest. If you’ve experienced a severe reaction as a result of the dye used for an imaging study, make sure your physician and the radiologist supervising any future x-rays or scans are fully aware of your history.

Strictly speaking, a reaction to an iodine-based dye is not the same thing as an allergy to iodine because it generally doesn’t stem from the same type of immune-system response as a true allergy.

Having a reaction to an iodine-based contrast dye is also not the same as an allergy to seafood, which may be rich in iodine. If you’re reacting to shellfish, the iodine it contains is unlikely to be responsible. It is more likely due to distinctive allergens found in these foods. Most people who are allergic to shellfish react to certain proteins these foods contain, not to iodine. You can be allergic to all types of shellfish or only to mollusks (clams, mussels, oysters and scallops as well as limpets, periwinkles, snails [escargot], abalone, squid, cuttlefish and octopus) or to crustaceans (crabs, lobster, crayfish, shrimp and prawns). Each of these two general types of shellfish contains different proteins. Andrew Weil, M.D.

https://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/ … to-iodine/

http://acaai.org/allergies/types/food-a … sh-allergy

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August 13, 2017 Blondie 0
ForwardPreppers wrote:
Also, it would be wise to consult your physician about possible side effects of KI pills before they are needed.

Mrs FP

If you have an allergy to shellfish, it’s best to avoid iodine. Also, if you can’t tolerate the contrast dye used when undergoing hospital imaging, you may have an allergy to iodine.

I am allergic to iodine so I stock Sea Kelp tablets. Less effective as they are lower dose but a step above nothing and better than anaphylactic shock.

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August 13, 2017 daaswampman 0
ReadyMom wrote:
This is the first that I’ve ever read about this, Swamp. So … do you paint it on, like a patch? -k

Does not really matter as long as as it has contact with the skin! We use it in the ER and OR as a skin prep, just swab it on with a gauze. Since most people are already deficient in iodine, one could use it for everyday cuts, scrapes, rashes, etc. The tablets are a scam and do not offer as much protection as can be achieved by other methods. It also has several everyday uses which cannot be said for the tablets. Swamp

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August 13, 2017 daaswampman 0
ReadyMom wrote:
This is the first that I’ve ever read about this, Swamp. So … do you paint it on, like a patch? -k

Does not really matter as long as as it has contact with the skin! We use it in the ER and OR as a skin prep, just swab it on with a gauze. Since most people are already deficient in iodine, one could use it for everyday cuts, scrapes, rashes, etc. The tablets are a scam and do not offer as much protection as can be achieved by other methods. It also has several everyday uses which cannot be said for the tablets. Swamp

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August 13, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

We bought our KI pills from Amazon. They typically have a 6-7 year shelf life. If you receive older pills their expiry will be shorter – just like any other med. hubs said some drug stores may carry them.
Daisy Luther at Organic Prepper has a good article today about potassium iodide- she has some printable instructions. Very good info.

Mrs FP

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August 13, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

We bought our KI pills from Amazon. They typically have a 6-7 year shelf life. If you receive older pills their expiry will be shorter – just like any other med. hubs said some drug stores may carry them.
Daisy Luther at Organic Prepper has a good article today about potassium iodide- she has some printable instructions. Very good info.

Mrs FP

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August 13, 2017 daaswampman 0

There are other and better choices than iodine pills! Here are two articles that are worth reading.

http://drsircus.com/iodine/iodine-treat … -exposure/

http://www.migrelief.com/an-iodine-alte … ion-levels

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In an emergency, if no more KI tablets available, you can topically (on the skin) apply an iodine solution, like tincture of iodine or Betadine, for a similar protective effect (WARNING: Iodine is NEVER to be ingested or swallowed and is poison to drink). For adults, paint 8 ml of a 2 percent tincture of Iodine on the abdomen or forearm each day, ideally at least 2 hours prior to initial exposure. For children 3 to 18, but under 150 pounds, only half that amount painted on daily, or 4 ml. For children under 3 but older than a month, half again, or 2 ml. For newborns to 1 month old, half it again, or just 1 ml (one measuring teaspoon is about 5 ml, if you don’t have a medicine dropper graduated in ml). If your iodine solution is stronger than 2%, reduce the dosage accordingly. Absorption through the skin is not as exact a dosing method as using the tablets, but tests show that it will still be very effective for most. Do not use if allergic to iodine. There are also a few other medical conditions and medications that are contraindicated that your physician can best advise you about.

Inquire with your doctor NOW if there is any reason why anybody in your household should not use Potassium Iodide (KI), or iodine solutions topically applied on their skin, in a future nuclear emergency, just to be sure. (The preceding paragraph was taken from the ki4u.com website).

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August 13, 2017 daaswampman 0

There are other and better choices than iodine pills! Here are two articles that are worth reading.

http://drsircus.com/iodine/iodine-treat … -exposure/

http://www.migrelief.com/an-iodine-alte … ion-levels

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In an emergency, if no more KI tablets available, you can topically (on the skin) apply an iodine solution, like tincture of iodine or Betadine, for a similar protective effect (WARNING: Iodine is NEVER to be ingested or swallowed and is poison to drink). For adults, paint 8 ml of a 2 percent tincture of Iodine on the abdomen or forearm each day, ideally at least 2 hours prior to initial exposure. For children 3 to 18, but under 150 pounds, only half that amount painted on daily, or 4 ml. For children under 3 but older than a month, half again, or 2 ml. For newborns to 1 month old, half it again, or just 1 ml (one measuring teaspoon is about 5 ml, if you don’t have a medicine dropper graduated in ml). If your iodine solution is stronger than 2%, reduce the dosage accordingly. Absorption through the skin is not as exact a dosing method as using the tablets, but tests show that it will still be very effective for most. Do not use if allergic to iodine. There are also a few other medical conditions and medications that are contraindicated that your physician can best advise you about.

Inquire with your doctor NOW if there is any reason why anybody in your household should not use Potassium Iodide (KI), or iodine solutions topically applied on their skin, in a future nuclear emergency, just to be sure. (The preceding paragraph was taken from the ki4u.com website).

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August 13, 2017 daaswampman 0

There are other and better choices than iodine pills! Here are two articles that are worth reading.

http://drsircus.com/iodine/iodine-treat … -exposure/

http://www.migrelief.com/an-iodine-alte … ion-levels

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In an emergency, if no more KI tablets available, you can topically (on the skin) apply an iodine solution, like tincture of iodine or Betadine, for a similar protective effect (WARNING: Iodine is NEVER to be ingested or swallowed and is poison to drink). For adults, paint 8 ml of a 2 percent tincture of Iodine on the abdomen or forearm each day, ideally at least 2 hours prior to initial exposure. For children 3 to 18, but under 150 pounds, only half that amount painted on daily, or 4 ml. For children under 3 but older than a month, half again, or 2 ml. For newborns to 1 month old, half it again, or just 1 ml (one measuring teaspoon is about 5 ml, if you don’t have a medicine dropper graduated in ml). If your iodine solution is stronger than 2%, reduce the dosage accordingly. Absorption through the skin is not as exact a dosing method as using the tablets, but tests show that it will still be very effective for most. Do not use if allergic to iodine. There are also a few other medical conditions and medications that are contraindicated that your physician can best advise you about.

Inquire with your doctor NOW if there is any reason why anybody in your household should not use Potassium Iodide (KI), or iodine solutions topically applied on their skin, in a future nuclear emergency, just to be sure. (The preceding paragraph was taken from the ki4u.com website).

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August 12, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

I did make a small trip to WM to restock a couple normal pantry items. Today hubs said he could see my concern and offered to drive me to Costco and Aldi just over an hour away. We restocked some canned items we had rotated out of our normal storage like fruit, chicken and tuna. Other than that we aren’t doing any other major stocking up. Hubs feels like we are pretty set. Oh, we did order potassium iodide tablets – something that we’ve never prepped before. Just a precaution.
Mrs FP

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August 12, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

I did make a small trip to WM to restock a couple normal pantry items. Today hubs said he could see my concern and offered to drive me to Costco and Aldi just over an hour away. We restocked some canned items we had rotated out of our normal storage like fruit, chicken and tuna. Other than that we aren’t doing any other major stocking up. Hubs feels like we are pretty set. Oh, we did order potassium iodide tablets – something that we’ve never prepped before. Just a precaution.
Mrs FP

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August 11, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
daaswampman wrote:
I am about as stocked as I can get, but am always looking for bargains or a good excuse. Personally I think it is all BS with NPRK as they have been posturing for decades and absolutely nothing has happened except bigger and bolder threats.

I am glad we have a leader who would blow their a** off the map, should they actually do something stupid! The precious wimp in the White House would have found a way to blame us and then apologized! We are living with this problem, because our previous leaders did not have the balls to stand up to this pimple on the worlds butt. Swamp

Hear, Hear Swamp… :thumbsup:

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August 11, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
daaswampman wrote:
I am about as stocked as I can get, but am always looking for bargains or a good excuse. Personally I think it is all BS with NPRK as they have been posturing for decades and absolutely nothing has happened except bigger and bolder threats.

I am glad we have a leader who would blow their a** off the map, should they actually do something stupid! The precious wimp in the White House would have found a way to blame us and then apologized! We are living with this problem, because our previous leaders did not have the balls to stand up to this pimple on the worlds butt. Swamp

Hear, Hear Swamp… :thumbsup:

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August 11, 2017 anita 0
daaswampman wrote:
I am glad we have a leader who would blow their a** off the map, should they actually do something stupid! The precious wimp in the White House would have found a way to blame us and then apologized! We are living with this problem, because our previous leaders did not have the balls to stand up to this pimple on the worlds butt. Swamp

You’ve got that right!

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August 11, 2017 anita 0
daaswampman wrote:
I am glad we have a leader who would blow their a** off the map, should they actually do something stupid! The precious wimp in the White House would have found a way to blame us and then apologized! We are living with this problem, because our previous leaders did not have the balls to stand up to this pimple on the worlds butt. Swamp

You’ve got that right!

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August 11, 2017 daaswampman 0

I am about as stocked as I can get, but am always looking for bargains or a good excuse. Personally I think it is all BS with NPRK as they have been posturing for decades and absolutely nothing has happened except bigger and bolder threats.

I am glad we have a leader who would blow their a** off the map, should they actually do something stupid! The precious wimp in the White House would have found a way to blame us and then apologized! We are living with this problem, because our previous leaders did not have the balls to stand up to this pimple on the worlds butt. Swamp

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August 11, 2017 daaswampman 0

I am about as stocked as I can get, but am always looking for bargains or a good excuse. Personally I think it is all BS with NPRK as they have been posturing for decades and absolutely nothing has happened except bigger and bolder threats.

I am glad we have a leader who would blow their a** off the map, should they actually do something stupid! The precious wimp in the White House would have found a way to blame us and then apologized! We are living with this problem, because our previous leaders did not have the balls to stand up to this pimple on the worlds butt. Swamp

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August 11, 2017 daaswampman 0

I am about as stocked as I can get, but am always looking for bargains or a good excuse. Personally I think it is all BS with NPRK as they have been posturing for decades and absolutely nothing has happened except bigger and bolder threats.

I am glad we have a leader who would blow their a** off the map, should they actually do something stupid! The precious wimp in the White House would have found a way to blame us and then apologized! We are living with this problem, because our previous leaders did not have the balls to stand up to this pimple on the worlds butt. Swamp

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August 11, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

I seriously worried they were sending some chemical stuff up with those rocket launches and
wondered if that was what was making grandson so sick. Son and DIL had been sick too.

12 miles from that mess was to close for civilians to be living. I’m scared to death what can
happen, the nut shoots off something and we respond, where does it end. Lots of other
countries may join in. There is no good way to put this genie back in the bottle once released.

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August 11, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

I seriously worried they were sending some chemical stuff up with those rocket launches and
wondered if that was what was making grandson so sick. Son and DIL had been sick too.

12 miles from that mess was to close for civilians to be living. I’m scared to death what can
happen, the nut shoots off something and we respond, where does it end. Lots of other
countries may join in. There is no good way to put this genie back in the bottle once released.

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August 11, 2017 3ADScout 0

I was waiting until September to do the gas exchange and restock but I might not wait now.
Read an article about NK and it suggested that we pay VERY CLOSE ATTENTION to the chemical and biological weapons stockpiles of NK. These stocks make it harder to plan military action since if we focus on nukes NK can just resort to Chem/Bio. Baically there are a lot of targets to hit if we don’t want to be hit by WMDs.

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August 11, 2017 3ADScout 0

I was waiting until September to do the gas exchange and restock but I might not wait now.
Read an article about NK and it suggested that we pay VERY CLOSE ATTENTION to the chemical and biological weapons stockpiles of NK. These stocks make it harder to plan military action since if we focus on nukes NK can just resort to Chem/Bio. Baically there are a lot of targets to hit if we don’t want to be hit by WMDs.

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August 11, 2017 anita 0

I’m going the opposite direction! My house is under agreement and have an agreement on another house, so trying to use up as much as possible.

Hoping nothing happens for a year or more, to give me time to get up to speed again. (Or whatever is going to happen happens before the first of October, when the move is scheduled to happen.)

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August 11, 2017 anita 0

I’m going the opposite direction! My house is under agreement and have an agreement on another house, so trying to use up as much as possible.

Hoping nothing happens for a year or more, to give me time to get up to speed again. (Or whatever is going to happen happens before the first of October, when the move is scheduled to happen.)

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August 11, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I did a couple of online orders this past week and stocked up on some stuff locally today……batteries, canned meats, tinfoil (yes, really), some sale items, salt, pepper, candy, and a few other things. It seems like every August there is something that makes me feel the need to stock up. Last year it was the election….this year is the little fat man…. Hopefully next year things will be “normal”??? I dunno, maybe it’s just b/c I tend to slack off during the summer months. But yeah, feeling that need to get it together before something happens.

This weekend I have some spare time so I think I will be organizing some things and taking a serious inventory.

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August 11, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I did a couple of online orders this past week and stocked up on some stuff locally today……batteries, canned meats, tinfoil (yes, really), some sale items, salt, pepper, candy, and a few other things. It seems like every August there is something that makes me feel the need to stock up. Last year it was the election….this year is the little fat man…. Hopefully next year things will be “normal”??? I dunno, maybe it’s just b/c I tend to slack off during the summer months. But yeah, feeling that need to get it together before something happens.

This weekend I have some spare time so I think I will be organizing some things and taking a serious inventory.

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August 11, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Just talked to son, said he is very very busy, of course, no details.

His dad said be careful, he showed us the face masks he has, his dad said that doesn’t help for
radiation, he said that’s what this bag full of pills is for. I’m trying to be very positive, he just
does not worry. I guess he would not be there if he did. But I’m sure they are prepared as
they can be.

DIL said South Korea has all kinds of underground shelters plus the subways too. I’m sure they
can shelter a lot of people.

N Korea is playing such a dangerous game will end up in nuclear war and there may not be any
returning from that.

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August 11, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Just talked to son, said he is very very busy, of course, no details.

His dad said be careful, he showed us the face masks he has, his dad said that doesn’t help for
radiation, he said that’s what this bag full of pills is for. I’m trying to be very positive, he just
does not worry. I guess he would not be there if he did. But I’m sure they are prepared as
they can be.

DIL said South Korea has all kinds of underground shelters plus the subways too. I’m sure they
can shelter a lot of people.

N Korea is playing such a dangerous game will end up in nuclear war and there may not be any
returning from that.

Statistics: Posted by PatrioticStabilist — Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:43 pm