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Doctor insights on: Allergic To Iodine

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If I am allergic to iodine is it ok to take tartrazine.

If I am allergic to iodine is it ok to take tartrazine.

Iodine allergy?: Iodine allergy is likely more fiction than fact. Those who react to seafood or x-ray dye are not really allergic to the iodine. Tartrazine is a yellow dye which once was considered an "allergen" but is yet another false alarm. These two are totally unrelated. ...Read more

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If someone is allergic to Iodine, is there a strong possibility they are allergic to IV dye as well?

If someone is allergic to Iodine, is there a strong possibility they are allergic to IV dye as well?

Short Ans is MAYBE: When you say IV contrast dye the word IODINE likely comes up in many minds. In other words, if we were on MEDICAL FAMILY FEUD & Richard Dawson were to say, "Name the top 5 chemicals contained in IV DYE" Well, first you'd ask to see the guy's driver's license since Dawson's been dead for awhile now. Second, you'd realize that Iodine is only ONE TYPE of IV dye but it's still good to check. Cheers! ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to iodine and I get stung by a jellyfish, should I be concerned?

If I'm allergic to iodine and I get stung by a jellyfish, should I be concerned?

No: Most people with "iodine allergy" had reactions to xray contrast. This is not an actual allergy (i.e., immune reaction) to iodine, but a side effect of the chemicals in the contrast dye. Even though fish and sea life contain a relatively high amount of iodine, there is no risk for cross-reaction to the contrast material. But, you can become allergic to jellyfish themselves if stung often. ...Read more

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If one is allergic to iodine, can also be allergic to quinine?

Anything's possible: Yes. You can be allergic to many different chemicals including drugs. Does that mean you will be? Maybe but it's unpredictable. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to iodine how will they clean my skin before surgery?

If I am allergic to iodine how will they clean my skin before surgery?

Allergy to iodine: There are many other preoperative antibacterial scrubs that don't contain iodine such as hibiclens, ethyl alcohol and others. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to iodine taken intravenously. Should I still have a vcug?

Okay, but...: There is no reason what no to do VCUG with iodine contrast. It is a common practice to do retrograde pyelogram (injecting iodine contrast to ureter ; kidney through a tube in cystoscope). So it's okay to do VCUG as long as not done at the time having active infection and inflammation. For detail? Ask radiologist. But note: few radiologist would not take any responsibility just like few patients. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to iodine my esradiol patch contains povidone Ihould I not use its?

Do you have allergy: Symptoms to IV iodinated contrast only? Because all table salt that you buy from the grocery store contains iodine, unless it expressly says it doesn't. If you have been consuming iodine from table salt, then you are not allergic to ingesting or coming into contact with it. Just to be sure you should ask your primary care provider to distinguish. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to have heart cath if I'm allergic to iodine?

How dangerous is it to have heart cath if I'm allergic to iodine?

Discuss with MD: Can be potentially life- threatening. You must discuss this situation with your physician and decide whether an alternative approach is a possibility or whether premedication is needed. ...Read more

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How can I be? Allergic to iodine but still be able to? Eat seafood?

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 typically due to allergic antibodies formed against a shrimp muscle protein called tropomyosin. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment can I get for a goiter when I am allergic to iodine and do not want surgery?

What kind of treatment can I get for a goiter when I am allergic to iodine and do not want surgery?

Goiter: Work with your team, your doc. If you have graves disease and radioactive iodine was recommended, there are several additional medications with benefit. Initial therapy and subsequent result is important for you and your doc to determine subsequent treatments. Don't avoid all care over your iodine and surgery limits. ...Read more

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If I'm severely allergic to iodine can I take levothyroxine and synthetic T3 (liothyronine) meds?

If I'm severely allergic to iodine can I take levothyroxine and synthetic T3 (liothyronine) meds?

Yes: These meds are not iodine but thyroid products, if you will, that assist and make it possible for you to have normal metabolic function with an under active thyroid (not making enough on its own). ...Read more

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I'm allergic oats, iodine, anything with citric acid, and I'm lactose intolerant so what can I eat to lose weight and stay healthy?

I'm allergic oats, iodine, anything with citric acid, and I'm lactose intolerant so what can I eat to lose weight and stay healthy?

Not all is allergy: First, I need more info. What is y our allergy to iodine? If you had a problem with contrast material for x rays, that is a special case. Lactose intolerance is inability to digest mil sugar (lactose); you can still eat cheese; most people tolerate yogurt, where lactose is already broken down. If citric acid bothers you, you may have a problem with stomach acid. See an allergist first, . ...Read more

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I am allergic to iodine and wonder whether malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) will trigger a allergic reaction?

I am allergic to iodine and wonder whether malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) will trigger a allergic reaction?

It shouldn't: There's nothing in the drug databases and nothing I've ever heard of regarding any interactions between Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) and iodine allergies so you shouldn't have an allergic reaction because of that. ...Read more

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I am allergic to shrimp but can eat crab and fish. I am also allergic to seaweed. Also very allergic to iodine swab on skin. Can I take fish oil??

I am allergic to shrimp but can eat crab and fish. I am also allergic to seaweed. Also very allergic to iodine swab on skin. Can I take fish oil??

Caution: Hi, there is a possibility that you would develop allergic reaction to fish oil, fish oil contains some Iodine, you might want to try Omega-3 instead. Fish oil is relative contraindicated one people with Iodine allergy. ...Read more

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Will a retroverted uterus make HSG more painful? Options for pain relief? (other than otc-they don't work for me) also allergic to iodine.

Should not be more.: Painful, but depends on the difficulty placing a catheter in the cervical canal leading into the uterus.

Iodine is needed to live, and is a major component to thyroid hormone. People are not allergic to iodine. However, some people are allergic to organic compounds bound to iodine in things like iodinated contrast (for a ct or hsg), or skin cleansers like betadine.

Discuss allergy with ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to iodine. I am hashi hypothyroid. Can only take brand Synthroid (thyroxine) & cytomel. But when taken together I have a severe allergic reaction.

I'm allergic to iodine. I am hashi hypothyroid. Can only take brand Synthroid (thyroxine) & cytomel. But when taken together I have a severe allergic reaction.

Check w/Pharmacist: If you mean taking the two pills at the same time causes a reaction, but taking either one by itself does not, then you could try taking them several hours apart (like one w/bkfst and other w/dinner). If that fails, will need to talk to endocrinologist to see if can manage on one agent. ...Read more

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I am allergic to iodine, shrimp, lobster, seaweed, but can eat crab, fish clams, octopus. I would like to start taking fish oil for depression. Can I?

I am allergic to iodine, shrimp, lobster, seaweed, but can eat crab, fish clams, octopus. I would like to start taking fish oil for depression. Can I?

Allergy testing: It is unusual to be able to eat crabs and seafood with such a strong history of iodine and multiple seafood allergies. I would not recommend fish oil at this time. If you are depressed, there are medications and counseling that can help - see your Doctor. If you have not been evaluated for specific food allergies, seeing an Allergist for testing is advised. ...Read more

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Diphenhydramine, prednisone, ranitidine are given to my dad before he does his cardiac cath. Is those going to help him not be allergic to iodine?

Allergy: Iodine is not the problem. Has he ever ingested "iodized" salt? If so, he is not iodine allergic. The IV contrast used in the cath is a spontaneous mast cell degranulator that causes the allergic reaction. We suppress this with those three meds prior to IV contrast to prevent reactions. ...Read more

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Can a person allergic to iodine still take potassium iodide?

Yes.: This involves one of the most popular medical myths. If you are allergic to seafood, you are not allergic to iodine, contrary to very popular belief. (some doctors even have this misconception.) theoretically it is not possible to be allergic to elemental iodine or simple iodide salts (such as potassium iodide) at all. Iodine can cause a non-allergic reaction called iododerma, however. ...Read more

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I am allergic to shellfish and the doctors told me I am allergic to the iodine in shellfish. Is it ok to eat salmon?

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 perpetuated, that iodine is the allergen ion shellfish. They have nothing to do with one another. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to radioactive iodine. I was wondering if other thyroid meds have the iodine in them as well?

I'm allergic to radioactive iodine. I was wondering if other thyroid meds have the iodine in them as well?

Are you sure?: Are you allergic to iodide in contrast material? Allergy to the small amount of I in rai is extremely rare.
Thyroid hormones all have i.
You need to discuss this with your doctor or see a thyroidologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to become allergic to the iodine contrast used for CT scans if I continuously have them? Does frequency matter?

Is it possible to become allergic to the iodine contrast used for CT scans if I continuously have them? Does frequency matter?

Iodine sensitivity: Yes it is possible. If you every think you do have a reaction, you should report it immediately and not get the iodine dye again. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to topical iodine, can I have intrevenous iodine for a CT scan with no reaction?

If I am allergic to topical iodine, can I have intrevenous iodine for a CT scan with no reaction?

Maybe: Ct contrast agents is usually iodinated and are classifed as either ionic or non-ionic. Some are more allergy-prone than others. Ct scan contrast is totally different than MRI contrast. In contrast, MRI contrast agents usually contains chelated gadolinium. Tell the radiologist about your previous ct scan contract allergic symptoms when getting your mri. ...Read more