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Myth - Shellfish Allergies

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Jun 25, 2019 9:04:56 AM


Does having a shellfish allergy mean you are allergic to iodine? Let's find out.

Full transcript: Allergy Myths: shellfish allergy will always give you an allergy to x-ray contrast material or iodine. That's actually not true. Shellfish allergies and allergy to the shellfish the shrimp for the lobster type of thing it's not to the iodine. We all have iodine in our salt be it for our thyroid and the radio contrast well this have some iodinated contrast material. It’s just not even a true allergy has nothing to do with your shellfish. Youtube

Topics: allergies, Allergy Myths