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Allergic To Iodine
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
If I'm allergic to Iodine contrast, am I allergic to fish, shellfish? The allergy happened 5 years ago and I've avoided anything fish related. Thanks.
No you are not: A myth, kindly check the aaaai. Org site, section on choosing wisely, good luck ...Read more
If I'm severely allergic to iodine can I take levothyroxine and synthetic T3 (liothyronine) meds?
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
I am allergic to iodine and wonder whether malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) will trigger a allergic reaction?
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??
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
Can I take levothyroxine as well as T3 (liothyronine) replacement if I'm allergic to iodine swab and shrimp. I'm hypothyroid.
Yes: There should be no issues.Get a more detailed answer ›
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