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Why are people allergic to iodine if it is an integral element in thyroid hormones?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rare
If you can eat wonder bread without problems, you are not allergic to iodine.

In brief: Rare
If you can eat wonder bread without problems, you are not allergic to iodine.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Robert Lang
True allergy to iodine almost certainly does not occur. Allergy to things such as radiology dyes, shellfish, etc is due to the agent containing iodine, not iodine itself. Without, thyroid replacement, iodine absence in the body is lethal.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Misnomer
True allergy to iodine probably does not exist.
Those who react to contrast dyes, typically for xray studies, is more related the concentration of the material.

In brief: Misnomer
True allergy to iodine probably does not exist.
Those who react to contrast dyes, typically for xray studies, is more related the concentration of the material.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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