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Triple Dye Medication
Can a high positive ANA cause allergies? I never had allergy symptoms and now I react to so many things (food, medication, contrast dye, pollen, dust)
Medication: I take 2 Colace (generic Docusate sodium) daily per doctor for chronic constipation. Can this discolor urine because of red dye?
Chemistry Question: Why does Phenazophridne Hydrochloride dye urine Dark Orange? What in this drug causes this side effect? Please explain throughly.
Not a side effect:
Phenazopyridine is a urinary tract analgesic. Exactly how Phenazopyridine works is not known. It is thought to work by relieving pain on the lining of the urinary tract.
Phenazopyridine may change the color of your urine to orange or red. It may also stain fabric. This is normal and not a cause for concern.
Can having sp. Injections w/ lidocaine, Depo-Provera medrol, (methylprednisolone) isovue contrast dye affect a drug urinalysis?
No: This will not affect drug screens.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: The rate of clearance (or excretion) depends on the renal function of the patient. In patients with normal kidney function, 50% of the injected dose will be excreted at one hour, ~83% at three hours, and almost 100% at 24 hours. ...Read more
Skin allergy test: Before you use a dye product, you should follow the instructions in the package to do a allergy skin patch test. Apply a small amount of dye on your arm, keep it dry by covering it with a bandaid, check it in 48 and 72 hours to make sure you didn't react with redness or swelling. If not, this dye is safe to use. ...Read more
Uncertain: There seems to be differing opinions regarding the use of hair dye while pregnant. Some doctors indicate that it is likely safe (especially after first trimester). Other doctors recommend no unnecessary contact with chemicals during your pregnancy. I would be concerned w bleaching before hand & ammonia, peroxides & other chemical ingredients. Wish there were some good studies to refer to. ...Read more
Controversial: This is controversial. Conventional thinking is that any exposure to chemicals is not a good idea during pregnancy. The companies would like you to continue using their "safe" products of course. My suggestion is to avoid anything chemical during a pregnancy. Personal vanity sometimes should take a back seat to making the beautiful child inside. ...Read more
Most say OK.: There seems to be differing opinions regarding use of hair dye while pregnant. Some doctors indicate that it's likely safe (especially after 1st trimester). Other doctors recommend no unnecessary contact w chemicals during pregnancy. I would be more concerned w bleaching before hand & products w ammonia, peroxides & other chemical ingredients. ...Read more
Possible: It is possible to be allergic to the dye in medications. That is why someone may react to one dose but not another with a different color. However this is unusual. ...Read more
Kidneys: The contrast agent is filtered from the body by the kidney. This can take a day or so. Drinking fluids after the exam helps increase the rate of removal and helps protect the kidneys. ...Read more
You consult with a qualified cosmetologist.
In the absence of an: Origin, I assume u have been evaluated, one must consider hyperalgesia. It may be a mood or stress problem presenting this way. Treating this, in my opinion, would be similar to fibromyalgia. Headaches? Clinch teeth at night? Bad insomnia? Treating insomnia with med for anxiety may help, along with an snri like duloxetine. Tramadol may help and look up gabapentin. A regimen will likely b needed. ...Read more
Embarassing, but my urine is green for the last 2 days. I've not eaten anything with dye in it, or anything out of the norm. Help?
Difficult to say why: Different food reactions however alter the pH of urine without having to have eaten dye in food. The change of pH would render a substance more soluble in urine and that may change the color. Remember in science class the litmus paper changes color with change of ph. If lots of veg, dairy, or tea pH goes up. Lots of meat, pops, limeade, would decrease pH (acid). Change the diet and color prob will. ...Read more
Generally are TOXIC!: This is a great question. Few people (including doctors) realize how toxic most hair dyes are. Hair dyes can cause asthma & allergic reactions and are associated with increased risk of certain cancers (like non-hodgkin's lymphoma) & primary biliary cirrhosis, a lethal condition. However, not all dyes are equally toxic- there are safe alternatives like henna. See www. Squidoo. Com/hairdyedangers. ...Read more
Tissue enhacement: The injected dye is typically based on heavy metal called gadolinium. Due to its chemical structure, it allows visualization of the way tissues show vascular supply or lack of vascular supply. This is called enhancement. As an example, it may allow one to differentiate between a cyst which typically does not enhance and solid growth which typically enhances. ...Read more