So glad this is all normal! Thanks a lot! I don't take enough zinc, I'll get some more today. As for the painting, I was actually doing that a while back and it helped tremendously. I was using 2% Lugols and putting it all over my face, didn't have any irritation when I did that. I stopped because I was afraid of continuing while upping my oral Lugols dose. I also wasn't so sure if it was safe to do so much all over my face. I wasn't diluting it at all, just putting it straight on my face, had no problems though, only saw good from it. Should I still mix it with the dmso even though I had no irritation with just straight lugols?