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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Pharmacist: I think your pharmacist can be very helpful in answering this question and any other questions concerning your medications or supplements. I don't bel ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Would : Would be best to ask your pharmacist.
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not to worry: People often confuse sulfa with sulfate and sulfite. They sound similar but not really closely related in term of human biologic response.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Rash: These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible t ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Kinninger
14 years experience Family Medicine
Go to ED: If your throat and face are swelling you should go immediately to the ed.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sulfa: You are probably referring to a problem with the class of antibiotics called sulfa drugs. You would not have any food allergies associated with this.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sulfur is not sulfa: Sulfur is an element that is part of many molecules. Sulfa is a term referring to a class of drugs, mostly antibiotics. Allergy sulfa drugs doesn't me ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: so far no known cross reactivity between vancomycin and sulpha compounds, always tell your doctors what are your medicine allergies, good luck
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No : Sulfa based medications are in a separate class from doxycycline. There should be no increased risk based on a sulfa allergy.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: Sulfa ( short for sulfonamide) is a common allergy to a class of drugs. Sulfites are additives in wines and some foods. Some people are allergic but ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid it.: Sulfur supplements are taken orally to raise sulfur levels in the body. Some believe that this helps to protect against allergies, osteoarthritis, and ... Read More
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