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Allergic to MRI w/ gadolinium contrast media

I have had a bad reaction to the gadolinium contrast media during MRI: chest tightness, respiratory distress, and skin rash (with a large area of bumps).

Now I have to do the same MRI again. My doctor prescribed the premedication "Prednisone". I still feel uncomfortable about the dye injection.
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replied August 31st, 2018
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

If there is a compelling indication to do the MRI then it would be required then iv steroids like hydrocortisone which are short acting should also be on standby in addition to the prednisone.

Wishing you best of health


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