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Is there is a difference between sulfur and sulfa

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Williamson
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Many people have taken "sulfa" drugs (usually an antibiotic) and have had allergic reactions to them (usually hives). This does not mean they are all... Read More
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
No: Those are two words that are generally used to refer to the same thing.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Some do: Many wines from all over the world contain sulfates, which are sulfur-containing molecules. Thsi is not the same as the drug 'sulfa.'.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Pharmacist: I have heard mixed recommendations about this and more often there is felt to be no problem as the sulphur in msm is not a sulfonamide. Your pharmacis... Read More
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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
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
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No: Sulpha is an antibiotic usually sold in the form of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Vitamin c is vitamin c alone!
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Sulfur allergy: I am breaking out in hives and blister like bumps after showering. There is sulfur in the water. I am allergic to sulfa meds. It does me the same way.... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehmet Basaran
Allergy and Immunology 38 years experience
They are not related: By sulfa I am assuming you mean an antibiotic. This is not related to sulfates or to sulfur.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
See your Doctor: If one suspects a drug allergy then see pcp or allergists to review the drug in question and the reaction that occurred. If the clinical history sugge... Read More
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
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