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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 you are allergic to ivp dye can you use over-the-counter iodine in the bottle?

If you are allergic to ivp dye can you use over-the-counter iodine in the bottle?

Yes: Allergy to IV contrast dye does not have anything to do with iodine. Thus, it is okay to use products with iodine in people who have iv contast allergy. However, it is possible to have a separate, typically contact allergy, to iodine-based cleansers. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to ivp dye, i.E. Iodine, can I take wellbutrin (bupropion)?

If I'm allergic to ivp dye, i.E. Iodine, can I take wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Should be able to: Wellbutrin (bupropion) (zyban, generic name buproprion) is used to treat depression and other conditions. Wellbutrin (bupropion) affects the brain chemical transmitters Dopamine and norepinephrine. The medication does not contain iodine and is not related to iodine. Persons allergic to iodine or iodinated IV contrast should check with their doctors, but should not be at increased risk of reactions to wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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If allergic to MRI dye will I be able to get radiation iodine for my thyroid cancer?

If allergic to MRI dye will I be able to get radiation iodine for my thyroid cancer?

It is ok: Always worth mentioning your allergy history when having a medical procedure done. But this should be ok as ablative iodine and MRI contrast should not be related. ...Read more

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How long does it take for iodine dye to leave the kidneys?

How long does it take for iodine dye to leave the kidneys?

Well,: The plasma half life of iodine is 2 hours. However, iodine media is cleared of body within 24 hours. ...Read more

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I've had multiple cat scans with iodine dye. I'm getting an MRI with the dye tomorrow. Will this harm me?

They will do: Blood work before procedure if you haven't had it done recently. The blood urea nitrogen ; other renal function test are important.- if normal ; no allergy, you should not have a problem. ...Read more

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Can you be allergy tested for iodine constrast dye before CT scan?

Can you be allergy tested for iodine constrast dye before CT scan?

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 treated. Severe reactions occur in 1-2 per 10, 000 injections of IV non ionic contrast.

If a person was severely allergic to many different things, perhaps a consultation with an allergist could be obtained. ...Read more

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My middle right side of stomach is enlarged. An ultrasound showed abnormal large shadow but MRI (no dye...Just lots of iodine) showed normal. Ideas?

My middle right side of stomach is enlarged. An ultrasound showed abnormal large shadow but MRI (no dye...Just lots of iodine) showed normal. Ideas?

Abdominal wall: If you think the left or right side of your abdomen is sticking out and imaging is normal, it might be caused by an abdominal wall weakness or hernia. If you have had a abdominal surgical incision, a ventral hernia may occur causing a bulge or protuberance. These kinds of hernias are often painless and are found on physical examination. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my husband is a alergic to iodine and is having a myelgram is there anything else they can give him, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my husband is a alergic to iodine and is having a myelgram is there anything else they can give him, what do you suggest?

Other drugs possible: Be sure the hospital knows and they will use something that does not have iodine in it. Trust me, they don't want anything to go wrong during the test either! ...Read more

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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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Think I am allergic because I had a bad reaction to iodine. What foods have iodine and does the mango have iodine?

Iodine: There is no iodine in food and no cross reaction between an iodine allergy and any food allergy, not even shellfish, so eat what you want and mango is good too. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to be allergic to iodized salt? If you were, would it be the iodine or some other ingredient that you'd react to?

Is it possible to be allergic to iodized salt? If you were, would it be the iodine or some other ingredient that you'd react to?

No: Although some people may get a pimple-like skin rash if taking in too much iodine but it will take a ton of salt for you to get to that stage. There no such thing as iodine allergy per se and it is not related to seafoods. ...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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Am I able to take a multivitamin with iodine in it if I am also allergic shellfish?

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 Shellfish-Anaphylactic? Then definitely avoid it. Y ...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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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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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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I'm 22 Y.O.A. I've been taking Iodine (2 drops a day) I'm not on medication. I'm not allergic to anything. Somehow my period did not come. Why?

OrthoIodination: I presume that you are taking Lugol`s solution. Each drop has 3.0 to 3.125 mg of Iodine (1.875 of KI and 1.25 of Iodine). This is probably not the cause of your period not coming. Can you be pregnant? If you want to take this amount of Iodine per day you should check your spot urine for Iodine and then a 24 hours urine collection for Iodine after 50 mg of Iodine. ...Read more