Do you suggest using Potassium Iodide (SSKI) as a Peyronies treatment online shows good results from using iodine for scars?
Yes, there is information online about using SSKI (potassium iodide) for treatment of Peyronie’s disease. That information comes from the website of Jonathan V. Wright, MD of the Tohoma Clinic. He has some interesting things to say about it. He is an intelligent and provocative author. I like Dr. Wright's work.
However, concerning the work of PDI, there is a problem with the idea of using SSKI for PD: Dr. Wright is the only one saying it.
His concepts and opinions might very well be correct, and SSKI might be the best therapy imaginable for PD. But I doubt it. Why? Because, from what I can determine, there has been absolutely no research or study of SSKI for treatment of PD or DC by anyone at any time. It is all conjecture and theory, even if it is interesting and might make sense, it is still unfounded at this time. It is a far more unfounded idea than anything you will find on the PDI website.
The intent of PDI is not to present all Alternative Medicine therapies for your review simply because they are non-medicinal in nature. We do not advocate Peyronie's therapies simply because they are “natural” or easy to acquire without a prescription. Those therapies you find on the PDI website are there because of research (often a lot of it) that supports the use of that particular Alternative Medicine therapy for PD, in spite of the contradictory research. We take the position to only use those therapies that have satisfied an adequate percent of researchers to suggest the possibility of therapeutic efficacy. If taken as a group, in aggressive doses and high combinations, these therapies stand a good chance of creating sufficient synergy to initiate a healing response to correct the Peyronie's plaque.
SSKI does not fall into that description. It has not been studied. When it is studied and receives a positive review from several independent sources we will likely consider adding it to the lineup.
Keep reading Dr. Wright’s articles, he has a lot of good information for all of us. TRH