Iodine poisoning usually occurs by the accidental administration of compounds, prescribed for external application, as a medicine.

Symptoms

Symptoms are those of an irritant poison, with sighing, trembling, convulsions, and collapse.

Treatment

There is no direct antidote to this drug. Starch and white of egg retard absorption, while an oily purge may be given to expel the offending material through the bowels.