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What is the definition or description of: Isovue allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Isovue allergy?

Contrast allergies.: Isovue is a contrast agent often used in CT scanning. If someone is allergic, they may have more mild symptoms such as hives after an injection. More significant reactions include feelings of tightness in throat, drop in blood pressure, or facial swelling, shortness of breath, anaphylaxis. Severe allergies are not common but can occur. Discuss any history of prior allergies or asthma with doc ...Read more

Isovue Allergy (Definition)

Isovue is a contrast agent often used in CT scanning. If someone is allergic, they may have more mild symptoms such as hives after an injection. More significant reactions include feelings of tightness in throat, drop in blood pressure, or facial swelling, shortness of breath, anaphylaxis. Severe allergies are not common but can occur. Discuss any history of prior allergies ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Iopamidol allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Iopamidol allergy?

Iopamidol: Is a non ionic, low osmolar iodinated contrast material commonly used in medical imaging, for example as IV contrast for a CT scan. Allergic reaction, as in any allergic reaction, can vary from mild (e.g. hives) to life threatening anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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What is the isovue side effect?

What is the isovue side effect?

Allergic or toxic: A person can have a sudden drop in blood pressure and hives plus wheezing as an acute allergic reaction or it can cause kidney injury with temporary drop in function.
Most people with normal renal function have no problems with it. ...Read more

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Side effects of isovue?

Side effects of isovue?

Contrast reaction: Which is an allergic reaction. Kidney damage. See isovue at drugs. Com for list of side effects. ...Read more

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Will contrast isovue cause kidney damage, kidneys failure?

Will contrast isovue cause kidney damage, kidneys failure?

It can: All idodinated contrast agents used for radiographs can cause kidney injury. The risk is proportional to your level of renal function and they should be avoided if kidney function is impaired.
If it is absolutely necessary to use them special preparations to reduce the risk can be taken. ...Read more

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What is the risk of contrast isovue 60 ml?

What is the risk of contrast isovue 60 ml?

Allergy? Renal prob?: Isovue is a common intravenous contrast agent though can be administered by other methods. It is iodine based so there the risk of allergic reaction. Additionally, if you already have problems with your kidney function there is a risk of having acute worsening and you should consult with your treating physician before receiving IV contrast. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of isovue 60 ml?

What are the side effects of isovue 60 ml?

Contrast Agent: Isovue is a contrast agent usually administered through an IV route for an imaging study. When used appropriately is safe with no side effects. Some can be allergic to the agent. Allergic reactions can range from minor such as a rash to more severe reactions such as anaphylactic shock. Sometimes it can cause reversible or irreversible decreased kidney function which is usually dose dependent. ...Read more

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Will contrast isovue cause kidney damage or failure?

Probably not: Two of the best, most rigorously conducted and analyzed studies done in the last few years came to nearly identical conclusions: with normal kidney fxn to begin with modern iodine contrast agents used properly do not result in more kidney problems than is seen in the general population of patients who have medical imaging. In severe kidney disease pts some caution is still needed. ...Read more

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Can isovue cause kidney failure?

Can isovue cause kidney failure?

Yes: Need to check kidney function before you receive the dye. ...Read more

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Could isovue 60 ml caused kidney failure?

Could isovue 60 ml caused kidney failure?

It is possible: Iv contrast can cause temporary kidney problems. If your kidneys are not functioning normally in the first place, they are more susceptible to this. Your doctors should make sure that the benefits of the test that requires contrast outweighs any risks. There are medications that help reduce the risk if you must have the test. ...Read more

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Does isovue 60 ml cause kidney failure?

Does isovue 60 ml cause kidney failure?

Not in Normal people: Patients with compromised kidney function are the only one suffer this complication. Enough fluid intake before and after administration of isovue will help on those patients. A person with normal function should not worry up to 150 ml of Isovue injection. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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Iopamidol (Definition)

Iopamidol is an ionic, low osmolar agent which is a kind of ...Read more