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Dr. Ken Levin
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Not really answering g question if had a reaction to betadine years ago will iodine used in CT scan be a problem I am not allergic to shellfish?

Dr. Ken Levin
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Not really answering g question if had a reaction to betadine years ago will iodine used in CT scan be a problem I am not allergic to shellfish?

Unlikely: A contrast reaction is unlikely, However, please tell the technologists of the previous reaction. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


Dr. Pamela Hoffman
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
35 years in practice
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Most effective treatment for INF/vesicular tinea pedis? Also have a dermatophytid reaction. Tried store cream, coconut/teatree oil, Betadine over 5mos

Dr. Pamela Hoffman
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
35 years in practice
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Most effective treatment for INF/vesicular tinea pedis? Also have a dermatophytid reaction. Tried store cream, coconut/teatree oil, Betadine over 5mos

Go see a doctor: You need to have this cultured to rule out fungus/bacteria. Try soaking in black tea for 10 minutes. Make a strong batch of tea and let cool, then soak. The tannic acid can help. Go get this checked out because 5 months - too long for tinea. Make sure you wear DRY shoes and socks. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
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Are 2 best options for betadine reaction hydrocortizone & prednisone? Am 5 days post op for knee arthroscope and have ankle to mid thigh itchy rash

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Are 2 best options for betadine  reaction hydrocortizone & prednisone?  Am 5 days post op for knee arthroscope and have ankle to mid thigh itchy rash

Need more details: Probably best will be a potent prescription cortisone such as clobetasol rubbed in twice a day. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Oswari
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Can a person allergic to iodine be also allergic to betadine?

Dr. Andrew Oswari
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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What is good to use on an allergic rash from betadine contact?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What is good to use on an allergic rash from betadine contact?

Wash-off first, then: Like most other cause of contact-allergies, avoidance is best treatment. If +contact, best is to wash-off as well as you can with warm water and soap. Then depending how severe, topicals such as calamide/cortisone can be used if skin is intact/or only minor abrasion. Oral benadryl/zyrtec help with itching. If more severe, you may need eval and prescriptions from your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
28 years in practice
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What works to use on an allergic rash from betadine?

Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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What works to use on an allergic rash from betadine?

Avoid and meds: First it was important to identify betadine as the trigger of the rash, such that it can be avoided in the future. After a thorough skin cleaning to remove the betadine, typically oral antihistamines can reduce itching and topical cortisone medications may also help. The healing will be gradual. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Do allergic rashes caused by betadine require a particular treatment?

Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
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Do allergic rashes caused by betadine require a particular treatment?

No: Any topical allergic rash, including from beta-dine, needs to be treated with anti-inflammatory medication. Often topical steroids, such as cortisone, are used. Sometimes oral steroids, such as prednisone, are needed if the rash is severe. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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I had an IUD placed yesterday and my gyn used betadine to sterilize first which I am allergic to. I have hives. Are there long term consequences?

Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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I had an IUD placed yesterday and my gyn used betadine to sterilize first which I am allergic to. I have hives. Are there long term consequences?

No: As long as you avoid betadine be sure to inform your doctor next time to use an alternative antiseptic. ...Read more

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Dr. Megan Debell
Board Certified, Family Medicine
14 years in practice
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If you have an allergy to Chloroprep would you also be allergic to Betadine? After every surgery I break out in poison ivy type rash around site.

Dr. Megan Debell
Board Certified, Family Medicine
14 years in practice
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If you have an allergy to Chloroprep would you also be allergic to Betadine? After every surgery I break out in poison ivy type rash around site.

Not the same: Betadine is based on Iodine and Chloroprep is Chlorhexidine, a different chemical. It is also possible that you are allergic to tape or latex which is used in bandaging the surgical site. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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