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Doctor insights on: If You Are Allergic To Shellfish Can You Take Pills With Iodine

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Am I able to take a multivitamin with iodine in it if I am also allergic shellfish?

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 is an alternative to iodine used in CT with contrast? Say, someone is allergic to shellfish....What is an alternative contrast to use?

What is an alternative to iodine used in CT with contrast? Say, someone is allergic to shellfish....What is an alternative contrast to use?

Reaction to contrast: Contrast media reactions are often described as allergy but in truth are not allergy. The high concentration of the contrast can shock cells called basophils into releasing their granules filled with histamine. This causes the same reaction as the histamine release due to allergy. Shellfish allergy has nothing to do with iodine or contrast. Low osmolality contrast & premedication helps. 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's relatinship between iodine and shellfish allergy?

Same thing: Fish and shellfish have a tendency to concentrate iodine in their flesh. If you are allergic to iodine, often you will have a cross reactivity when you consume fish or shellfish. My wife, in fact, has this problem, and while she can eat fish from southern waters, she reacts poorly when she eats halibut caught in alaska. Particularly from the largest/oldest fish. Read more

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If I have a shellfish allergy, why can I not use iodine?

Radiocontrast media: People with shellfish allergy are sometimes told they should avoid iodine and radioconstrast media (rcm). This is not true and is a myth. Iodine does not cause allergy. While people who have any allergies may have a slightly higher risk to a reaction to rcm, it is still low. Shellfish allergy does not increase the risk for a reaction. Read more

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Which is a possible contraindication to the use of radioactive iodine? The use of salt substitute, presence of a goiter, or shellfish allergy

Which is a possible contraindication to the use of radioactive iodine? The use of salt substitute, presence of a goiter, or shellfish allergy

Eye disease: For patients with graves' orbitopathy (bulging eye/s), the eyes might get worst with radioactive iodine. This is a relative contraindication as we can treat with steroids to lessen the effects or prevent this from happening. The three scenarios you described above are not contraindications, however. Read more

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If you have a shellfish allergy, can you have radioactive iodine therapy or thyroid test?

Shellfish & Iodine: Shellfish allergy is a sensitivity to one ir more proteins. Iodine is an element and not large enough to be an allergen. Shellfish allergy and radiocontrast media (rcm) sensitivity have nothing to do with each other, "old wives tale". Rcm sensitivity is due to the hyper-osmolarity of the rcm's effect on basiphiic mediator release. Neither related to thyroid medication intolerance, . Read more

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I think I may have iodine poisioning from consuming too much seafood. What are home remedies to lower the levels? Will water help?

Yes: It is very unlikely that you have iodine poisoning from seafood. Drink enough water so that your urine is clear, colorless and odorless, i.e., watery. It will not do any harm, if it makes you feel better, it will be worth it. Read more

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If we are allergic to fish and shellfish, can we still take fish oil pills?

If we are allergic to fish and shellfish, can we still take fish oil pills?

Better not: There are vegetarian versions of omega-3 (dha&epa) supplements that are non-fish in origin google for online sources. Read more

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If I'm allergic to shellfish, can I take tramadol?

If I'm allergic to shellfish, can I take tramadol?

Not related: By the way, if you are allergic to crustacea (shrimp, crab, lobster), it does not necessarily mean that you would be allergic to mollusk (clams, oyster). If you have any more questions, consult an allergist. Tramadol is totally unrelated to shellfish. Read more

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Can you tell me if I'm allergic to shellfish can I take kelp supplements?

Can you tell me if I'm allergic to shellfish can I take kelp supplements?

Yes: Unrelated species and as long as it's not somehow contaminated with shellfish protein you should be fine. Read the label. Read more

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I'm allergic to shellfish, can I take fish oil? Krill capsules?

I'm allergic to shellfish, can I take fish oil? Krill capsules?

Fish oil vs shellfis: Generally fish oil is produced from oily type fish ie bluefish or salmon so it should be safe to take for people with true shellfish allergies. Krill because it is a type of shrimp - may be more of a challenge - if possible I would stick to fish oil. 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