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Swimming in the sea is bad or good for iodine allergy?

Swimming in the sea is bad or good for iodine allergy?

No: It is not a problem for someone with an iodiine allergy to swim in the ocean, . ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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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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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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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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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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I have an allergy to iodine what multi-vitamin would be safe for me to take?

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

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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.

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.

MRI contrast: Does not contain iodine, there is no cross-reactivity with iodinated radiographic contrast. The person you talked to probably gave you incorrect information, unless there are other issues involved. ...Read more

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Can you be allergy tested for iodine constrast dye before CT scan?

Can you be allergy tested for iodine constrast dye before CT scan?

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

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I have allergy to iodine and gastrografin needed for CT scan. Is it safe?

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

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I have allergy to iodine. Gastrografin needed for CT scan. Is it safe for me to take?

I have allergy to iodine. Gastrografin needed for CT scan. Is it safe for me to take?

No: If you have iodine allergy, you will need to premedicate with benedryl and possibly solumedrol (methylprednisolone). You do not "need" gastrografin for your study. You can drink barium and this will be safe for you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have allergy to iodine (lugols/surg prep.) gastrografin needed for CT scan. Is it safe for me to take?

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

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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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Due to have CT scan worried about allergy to contrast injection as my Son had Urticaria for a week two days after CT Scan with Contrast with Iodine. Have allergy to Almonds some metals nickel among others things. Suggestions please? Antihistimine?

Due to have CT scan worried about allergy to contrast injection as my Son had Urticaria for a week two days after CT Scan with Contrast with Iodine. Have allergy to Almonds some metals nickel among others things. Suggestions please? Antihistimine?

Talk to your: Doctor about your concerns and allergy history. If you have a history of multiple allergies, you may be a candidate for pretreatment to minimize the chances of a reaction. The facility should have a protocol for this which could include one or more medications, so don't try to treat yourself. ...Read more