12 doctors weighed in:
Can I get an epidural steroid injection if I am allergic to ivp dye?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Some radiologists use a dye to confirm placement of the steroid injection but this is not mandatory.
Just tell them about your allergy and they can perform the injection without any contrast.

In brief: Yes
Some radiologists use a dye to confirm placement of the steroid injection but this is not mandatory.
Just tell them about your allergy and they can perform the injection without any contrast.
Dr. David Lundin
Dr. David Lundin
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There is another dye the doctor can use called gadolinium dye for the injection.
Alternatively you can be pre-medicated with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) the day before and the day of if that dye you are allergic to must be used. Usually the doctor should have the gadolinium dye on hand.

In brief: Yes
There is another dye the doctor can use called gadolinium dye for the injection.
Alternatively you can be pre-medicated with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) the day before and the day of if that dye you are allergic to must be used. Usually the doctor should have the gadolinium dye on hand.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Brian Le
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: ESI
Iodine dye is used to verify needle placement in the epidural steroid injection.
If you have allergy to ivp dye, your doctor can use different kind of dye. You can get epidural steroid injection with allergy to ivp dye.

In brief: ESI
Iodine dye is used to verify needle placement in the epidural steroid injection.
If you have allergy to ivp dye, your doctor can use different kind of dye. You can get epidural steroid injection with allergy to ivp dye.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le
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Dr. William Jenkins
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: You don't dye
if epidural is not transforaminal by an experienced doctor

In brief: You don't dye
if epidural is not transforaminal by an experienced doctor
Dr. William Jenkins
Dr. William Jenkins
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Yes
Esi involve the insertion of steroid into the space outside of the dural covering through either the translaminar or transforaminal approach.
Although "dye" is use for location, it is not essential to safely perform an esi.

In brief: Yes
Esi involve the insertion of steroid into the space outside of the dural covering through either the translaminar or transforaminal approach.
Although "dye" is use for location, it is not essential to safely perform an esi.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
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