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Link between Iodine allergy and Hypothyroid?
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Link between Iodine allergy and Hypothyroid?

I'm allergic to iodine.  (I found out durning knee surgery, in which betadine was used on my leg and I broke out in a rash.)  I can't touch shellfish because my hands swell.
I'm wondering if there could be a link to the way I'm feeling (I believe to be hypothyroid) and my allergy to iodine?
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Allergic to iodine could be a possibility if autoimmune thyroid, either Graves' or Hashi.  I believe its more a immune response.  I am treated Hyper/Graves'/Hypo/Hashi, years after treatment I thought I could go back to using iodize salt or sea/vegetable salt again, but when I used it, my bottom lip swelled and pulsated like mad.  Sometimes when I get it in foods, like when eating out (a lot of processed food too, but I try not to eat processed) my heart will beat hard and fast with pulse going 120 bpm or higher, which only last for a few hours. I try to learn these foods or restaurants and avoid them. I also have rashes with dyes and colorings and avoid them as well. I am always reading labels for ingrediences.

I don't know if this answered your question.
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Thank you for your response.  I asked the med student who is interning at my doc's office if my iodine allergy could be linked (after I posted this) and he said that it's a different mollecular structure.  He asked if iodized salt seems to bother me, and I told him no.  He said it's because of the different structure.
I still sort of wonder though....... ;)
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I am hypothyroid and on medication. I also have a sensativity to iodine. I live with chronic hives. any recommendations what I can take for my thyroid so I will quit living with hives?
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