A 47-year-old female asked:
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are allergic reactions likely with drinking barium for a ct scan?

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Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: If you don't have previous allergies to shellfish, iodine, or IV contrast, your chance of an allergic reaction is relatively low. Hope this helps!
Answered on Jan 24, 2017

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