Did you know?
One person is diagnosed with a blood clot every minute. One person dies from a blood clot every six minutes. Visit clotconnect.org to read more.
Allergic Reactions to ultrasound gel - They do happen!Last Updated: 10/8/2012
Just received another post from a patient about an allergic reaction to US gel. We have had a discussion about this in the past. Here is the question from our 'NEW' Patient Blog & a response from a pharmacist.
I am having an allergic reaction after having had a U/S using that gel. First my upper thigh broke out in itchy welts. Now it is on the back of both arms! But I itch all over especially my head.
After some quick research, it looks like many formulations are 'hypoallergenic', however, I wasn't able to find a list of ingredients for any types of coupling gel. I would think that ingredients would vary from brand to brand. You may want to call your manufacturer and see if they have any more specific information.
the pearl here is for such a very rare patient, use Mineral Oil
more watery but imaging was superb, and some on the internet actually prefer its imaging to standard gel.....
ultrasound gel made of: propylene glycol
mineral oil made of: a liquid by-product of the distillation of petroleum to produce gasoline and other petroleum-based products from crude oil. A mineral oil in this sense is a transparent, colorless oil composed mainly of alkanes and cyclic paraffins, related to petroleum jelly (also known as white petrolatum).
We are no longer accepting new comments on this website. Please click here for more information.* We will post your name, clinic, & link if you wish after each of your responses. You can also remain anonymous if you desire. All posts are reviewed for content and professionalism before posting.
Thank you for your understanding, and thank you for your contribution!
|Copyright © 2010 Bush Venous Lectures • Website by Visual Edge Imaging|