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Doctor insights on: Iodine Allergy Treatment

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is a vegetarian sushi roll ok for an iodine allergy?

Is a vegetarian sushi roll ok for an iodine allergy?

Sushi roll: I am not sure what you mean by an iodine allergy. Is that being treated by your doctor? Why not wait till everything is OK before you start taking sushi roles - you have many years ahead of you. ...Read more

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Radiology: Does an MRU contain iodine? Dr. knows of SEVERE iodine allergy and ordered MRU. Hospital called saying can't be done due to my allergy.

Radiology: Does an MRU contain iodine?  Dr. knows of SEVERE iodine allergy and ordered MRU. Hospital called saying can't be done due to my allergy.

No such thing: called 'iodine allergy' , it is a reaction to high molecular weight radio contrast media material, which is not used routinely now-a-days. Kindly consult an allergist/Immunologist for evaluation, you may just need premedication prior to the procedure to prevent a potential reaction, which is rare, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent goiter or hypothyroidism if I have an iodine allergy?

Are there any good ways to prevent goiter or hypothyroidism if I have an iodine allergy?

Techincally no such: You may be allergic to iodinated chemical compounds, such as radiographic dies, but you cannot be allergic to "the elemental" iodine, or iodine as a charged particle. Iodine is your thyroid, exist throughout your body, and you certainly can take in iodinized salt. This should not be a problem. Talk with your primary care doctor, an endocrinologist, or an allergy specialist, if you have doubts! ...Read more

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I had iodine constant 6 years ago and it nearly killed me. I want to take prenatal vitamins. Am I allergic to fish oil because of the iodine allergy?

I had iodine constant 6 years ago and it nearly killed me. I want to take prenatal vitamins. Am I allergic to fish oil because of the iodine allergy?

Folate: Take folate, iron and calcium separately instead of a prenatal vitamin. Folate is most important since it protects from certain birth defects. in fact some obstetricians recommend folate alone instead of prenatal vitamins if you are healthy and have a good diet. ...Read more

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Ins. Refused pet scan. Say mri/ CT w/o iodine (allergy). Just as good at finding problems? 2 yrs post hr re cc met. Pet oct.'12. See profile for dx.

Ins. Refused pet scan. Say mri/ CT w/o iodine (allergy). Just as good at finding problems?   2 yrs post hr re cc met. Pet oct.'12. See profile for dx.

I agree with: Insurer. U/s and mr of liver better than non-contrast ct. There are preps to try, but need contrast timed to check for liver metastais. Two year disease free interval is good for you. Pet scans are very expensive and not clearly more sensitive. I'd get mr. ...Read more

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

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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Treatment to reduce cat allergies?

Treatment to reduce cat allergies?

Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allergra, Claritin, and Zyrtec are helpful (I like Zyrtec the best). Other treatments include daily steroid nasal sprays and antihistamine eye drops. Avoidance of triggers is also helpful. If you have a cat, keeping it out of the bedroom is important, HEPA filters, washing cat weekly, frequent cleaning. Allergy shots can also be life-changing. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my allergies?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my allergies?

Many: One of the best treatments is benadryl; however, this may make you tired. Other, less sedating, options are claritin, (loratadine) allegra, and zyrtec. ...Read more

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I am diagnsed with rhinities allergy. What is exact treatment.

Allergic Rhinitis: The common treatment for seasonal allergies includes a good non-sedating antihistamine, a nasal steroid spray, and if needed allergy shots. Some people do well with bronchodilators and other asthma meds during their allergy seasons. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for a nut allergy?

Is there any treatment for a nut allergy?

Sort of: There are experimental treatments, but nothing that is widely available. Avoidance is the mainstay of treatment at this time. ...Read more

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If you know any treatment for cockroach allergies?

If you know any treatment for cockroach allergies?

OTC: The treatment would be the same as most other allergies. Avoidance, if possible is best. Otherwise, otc claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec or allegra. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for seasonal allergies?

What is the best treatment for seasonal allergies?

Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays like Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important. Allergy shots are also option. See Allergist to determine sensitivities and what medications could give you lasting relief. ...Read more

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Which is best for allergy treatment? Loratadine or diphenhydram

Which is best for allergy treatment? Loratadine or diphenhydram

Depends: Both are antihistamines. However Loratadine is a once a day non sedating antihistamine while Diphenhydramine can cause drowsiness and may need to be taken several times a day. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for overactive immune stystem that causes allergies?

What is the treatment for overactive immune stystem that causes allergies?

Not overactive: Allergy is the result of part of the immune system causing reactions to substances that non-allergic people do not react to. The treatment depends on what kind of allergy a person has. Food allergies - at this time only avoidance is suggested. Asthma, allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis - medications and desensitization (allergy shots). Atopic dermatitis - medications and avoidance of allergens. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for food allergies?

Is there a treatment for food allergies?

No: There are currently no fda-approved "treatments" for food allergies. Identification and avoidance is the only currently approved and recommended method to deal with food allergies. There are research trials looking into actual treatments, and sublingual immunotherapy (slit) is being used "off-label" as a treatment, but they are not yet recognized in the us as "approved" treatments. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for allergies and asthma?

What is the treatment for allergies and asthma?

Several: Many treatments exist for allergies: antihistamines, nasal sprays, eye drops as well as allergy shots. For asthma: rescue inhalers (albuterol), controller inhalers, allergy shots. Definitely see an allergist! ...Read more

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Cat allergy treatment possible or get rid of it?

Cat allergy treatment possible or get rid of it?

Many treatments: First, cat avoidance would help. If that's not practical, you could treat with over-the-counter antihistamines (cetirizine or fexofenadine), prescription nasal sprays, or allergy shots. ...Read more