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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Optiray (Overview)

Optiray is an ionic, low osmolar agent which is a kind of iodinated contrast (contrast medium).


Dr. Sheila Smith
3 doctors shared insights

Optiray (Overview)

Optiray is an ionic, low osmolar agent which is a kind of iodinated contrast (contrast medium).


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Can you be allergic to optiray, or are there any cross reactions with other allergies?

Can you be allergic to optiray, or are there any cross reactions with other allergies?

Kind of: You have a small chance of having an allergic type of reaction to contrast agents. It is not a true allergy but can act in a similar manner. From mild to serious. People with multiple allergies tend to have the highest risk for a serious reaction from a contrast agent. There are no specific"cross" allergies. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Optiray allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Optiray allergy?

Optiray: Is an iodinated contrast material used in medical imaging, for example as IV contrast for a CT scan. Allergic reaction is rare, but as in any allergic reaction, can vary from mild(e.g. hives) to life threatening anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to take optiray 300 orally before an abcominal CT scan?

Can you tell me about it's like to take optiray 300 orally before an abcominal CT scan?

Oral contrast: There is not much to say except that it usually doesn't taste great no matter what they mix it with ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ioversol allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ioversol allergy?

Ioversol: Is an iodinated contrast material used in medical imaging, for example as IV contrast for a CT scan. Allergic reaction is rare, but as in any allergic reaction, can vary from mild(e.g. hives) to life threatening anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

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What is art?

What is art?

Yes: Ivf is art(assisted reproductive technology) that allows egg and sperm to be placed together in a petri dish either conventionally or with icsi where the sperm is placed directly into the egg. ...Read more

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Why am I fat?

Why am I fat?

110?: The general answer is eat too much and exercise too little, BUT at your age it makes little difference. Eat what you want and be happy! ...Read more

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What is love?

What is love?

A small word: with a universe of meanings. "In love" is an obsessive infatuation. It feels great but it's overrated as being 'true love.' Mature love is different. The object of love is priceless, greater than your most valuable possession. But you don't cling or control- you want the beloved to have the best, even if it costs you. The great teachers agree: Love yourself and love the other just as much. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Ioversol (Definition)

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