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How can I use iodine to avoid traveler's diarrhea?

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For disinfection with iodine, use either tincture of iodine or tetraglycine hydroperiodide tablets, such as Globaline or Potable-Aqua. These disinfectants can be found in sporting goods stores and pharmacies.

Read and follow the manufacturer's instructions. If the water is cloudy, strain it through a clean cloth and double the number of disinfectant tablets added. If the water is very cold, either warm it or allow increased time for the disinfectant to work. Adding a pinch of salt or pouring water from one container to another will improve the taste.

From: Traveler's Diarrhea WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on August 6, 2019
Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on August 6, 2019

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