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iodine allergy ct scan

A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Pre-medication: The newer low-molecular dye is much less likely to cause reaction than the older dye. You can also be premedicated prior to getting the dye procedure ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
I agree with: Insurer. U/s and mr of liver better than non-contrast ct. There are preps to try, but need contrast timed to check for liver metastais. Two year di ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
Not aware of testing: The risk of an adverse reaction to non ionic IV contrast dye is very low, less than 1 in 100 injections. Most of the reactions are mild and easily tr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but...: Reactions to contrast are usually not caused by a true allergy to iodine (which is rare). Low-ionic strength contrast should be used if you have a his ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
No: If you have iodine allergy, you will need to premedicate with benedryl and possibly solumedrol (methylprednisolone). You do not "need" gastrografin f ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Allergy: It probably wouldn't be cross reactive with gastrograffin because the allergy is not really to the iodine atom. However, if there is concern, there ... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Talk to your: doctor about your concerns and allergy history. If you have a history of multiple allergies, you may be a candidate for pretreatment to minimize the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Radiologist: This is a question for the radiologist. Would an MRI without any contrast be helpful? Are you truly allergic to iodide as it's in salt and other subst ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Sushi roll: I am not sure what you mean by an iodine allergy. Is that being treated by your doctor? Why not wait till everything is OK before you start taking sus ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: It is not a problem for someone with an iodiine allergy to swim in the ocean, .
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 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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