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if you are allergic to shellfish can you take pills with iodine

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
I think not: I would avoid Vitamin with Iodine. Are you able to eat Iodinated salt? or you buy Salt without Iodine? What kind of allergic reaction you have with Sh ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Shellfish allergy: You should be fine with salmon. This is a fish, but not a shellfish. I would have some allergy medicine available however incase you do have a reacti ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See below: Iodine is not the allergen in shellfish. The allergen in shellfish is a muscle protein called tropomyosin. It is a myth, that continues to be perpetua ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No you are not: a myth, kindly check the aaaai.org site, section on choosing wisely, good luck
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Mri is one alternative or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Prednisone prioir to the procedure if absolutely necessary.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Dr. Ken Levin answered
43 years experience Radiology
Unlikely: A contrast reaction is unlikely, However, please tell the technologists of the previous reaction.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Iodine allergy: It is a myth that iodine allergy is related to shellfish allergy. Shell fish can contain high amounts of iodine however, allergy to shrimp is typicall ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
No: Shellfish allergy facts, symptoms - faan http://bit.Ly/mycilr.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Same thing: Fish and shellfish have a tendency to concentrate iodine in their flesh. If you are allergic to iodine, often you will have a cross reactivity when y ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
45 years experience Internal Medicine
This is myth.: Shellfish allergy is one of the more common food allergies, mainly in adults, but the idea that iodine should also be avoided is a myth. Iodine does n ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Boosters: Some immune boosters are thought to be vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, zinc(no more than 40 mgs per day), turmeric. Your pharmacist should verify th ... Read More
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