Top
20
Doctor insights on: Im Allergic To Iodine What Can Be Used To Prep My Skin For Or

Share
2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Can oral providone iodine be used for skin disinfection or is it mouth only ? I have only that and some small wounds to treat.

Can oral providone iodine be used for skin disinfection or is it mouth only ? I have only that and some small wounds to treat.

Yes: Yes. Be sure to have your "wounds" checked by a doctor unless they are very minor. I would feel more comfortable if I knew what wounds you are referring to. ...Read more

9

9
Can a diet low in iodine cause small fetal head @ 32 weeks? I'm concerned that tech said head is small but doctor said she's on track. I'm scared!!!!!

Can a diet low in iodine cause small fetal head @ 32 weeks? I'm concerned that tech said head is small but doctor said she's on track. I'm scared!!!!!

Clarify : Before you start deciding that there is a problem contact your doctor and ask for clarification. From what you are saying the doctor said everything was normal and that there is no problem. ...Read more

12

12
Is betadine skin cleanser (povidone iodine 7.5%) safe as a facial wash?

Is betadine skin cleanser (povidone iodine 7.5%) safe as a facial wash?

Not a good idea...: Betadine is a skin disinfectant used prior to surgery. It is likely too harsh to use everyday and some people even become allergic to it. I would not recommend you use it as a routine facial wash. ...Read more

13

13
I read taking detoxified iodine daily in water or on the skin relieves many things such as depression, weight gain, low energy, etc. Is this true?

I read taking detoxified iodine daily in water or on the skin relieves many things such as depression, weight gain, low energy, etc.  Is this true?

Don't count on it: Their may be anecdotal reports, but no large double blind placebo controlled studies have been carried out to stand been this assertion. If you are depressed, i would see your family doctor, a psychiatrist or a therapist and they will work together to get you feeling better. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
My gp is sending me for a head CT do I need to get an iodine injection before it? I am scared of needles

My gp is sending me for a head CT do I need to get an iodine injection before it? I am scared of needles

Let me explain: There two kind of cat scan one with contrast (injection) and one without injection. It depend what gp ordered and he is looking for. ...Read more

16

16
I just got my period yesterday and today when I changed my tampon I noticed it was also yellow and reminded me of iodine, and it got on my finger and it stained my skin a little even after washing my hands with soap. Is something wrong?

I just got my period yesterday and today when I changed my tampon I noticed it was also yellow and reminded me of iodine, and it got on my finger and it stained my skin a little even after washing my hands with soap. Is something wrong?

Hemosiderin: You're seeing "hemosiderin", a pigment that is released from red blood cells when they break. Hemosiderin is part of the molecule in red blood cells that allow them to carry oxygen to various parts of your body. You may have noticed that, when you bruise, it starts out reddish blue but gradually changes to brownish yellow then finally yellow. That's because of the breakdown of hemosiderin. ...Read more

20

20
Am I able to take a Multi-vitamin that contains Iodine when I am allergic to shrimp? I had to be on an antihistamine while prepping for a CT scan.

The shellfish : allergy leading to an increased risk of iodinated contrast allergic reaction is a myth that, unfortunately, is difficult to eradicate. There is nothing special about a shellfish allergy, if you have multiple allergies you are at some increased risk of a contrast reaction whether or not one of the allergies is shellfish. Also, no one can be allergic to molecular iodine. You can take the vitamin. ...Read more