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Myth - Shellfish Allergies

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

Mark Bubak, M.D.

About the Author: Mark Bubak, M.D.

Dr. Bubak is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology to care for adults and children with asthma and allergies. He has been active in allergy research and education with special emphasis on new allergy testing and treatment methods. A South Dakota native, his medical degree is from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, with Allergy and Internal Medicine fellowships at the Mayo Clinic.


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