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Medicine For Iodine Allergy
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Husband has urticaria, sudden & unexpected. Known iodine allergy. On advice of pharmacist, took 2 x 10mg Texa Allergy tablets. 1 hour later, no change?
Acute urticaria: Texa (cetirizine) treatment is right as a first measure, but if it didn't work, your husband needs to be seen, as other medications may be needed, or it may not be urticaria. Iodine allergy (rather radiocontrast media reaction) is irrelevant, wish you both wellness ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UltraNutrient: While most multivitamins have iodine, there are a few that don't. One of my very favorites is ultranutrient by pure encapsulations ; it does not have iodine. I checked 6 other favorites and they all have iodine. I'm sure there are other iodine-free ones out there, but i doubt any are better than this one. You can also go to http://bit.Ly/1b36cq0 and research the top 40 to see if they have iodine. ...Read more
If I'm allergic to Iodine contrast, am I allergic to fish, shellfish? The allergy happened 5 years ago and I've avoided anything fish related. Thanks.
No you are not: a myth, kindly check the aaaai.org site, section on choosing wisely, good luck ...Read more
Radiology: Does an MRU contain iodine? Dr. knows of MY SEVERE iodine reaction so ordered MRU. Hospital called saying can't be done due to my allergy.
Not aware of testing: The risk of an adverse reaction to non ionic IV contrast dye is very low, less than 1 in 100 injections. Most of the reactions are mild and easily treated. Severe reactions occur in 1-2 per 10, 000 injections of IV non ionic contrast. If a person was severely allergic to many different things, perhaps a consultation with an allergist could be obtained. ...Read more
Nsclc st4. Diagnostic CT scans used iodine contrast but due to allergy, post treatment CT scans used barium. How accurate/comparable are the scans?
Yes, but...: Reactions to contrast are usually not caused by a true allergy to iodine (which is rare). Low-ionic strength contrast should be used if you have a history of reactions to contrast, and the radiologist will give you antihistamines and corticosteroids (prednisone) before the test to help prevent a reaction. With this regimen, scans are usually very safe. Talk with the radiologist about your concerns. ...Read more
What to do if I have allergy to iodine ( lugols/surg prep.) gastrografin needed for CT scan. is it safe for me to take?
Allergy: It probably wouldn't be cross reactive with gastrograffin because the allergy is not really to the iodine atom. However, if there is concern, there are alternatives to gastrograffin. For example, a diluted barium preparation, which contains no iodine, is perfectly appropriate as a CT oral contrast agent under most circumstances ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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