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Can Iodine Cause Acne Or Rashes?
Question: Is it true that iodine can cause acne or other skin problems?
Answer: Although uncommon, certain individuals who are sensitive to iodine can develop acne breakouts, rashes, or other skin reactions when consuming iodine from iodized table salt (specialty salts such as Himalayan salt are typically not iodized) or supplements such as certain multivitamins and kelp supplements. For more about this, and other potential side effects and drug interactions with iodine-containing supplements, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Kelp Supplements Review.