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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
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Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 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 30 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.'.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 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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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 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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A member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehmet Basaran
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
They are not related: By sulfa I am assuming you mean an antibiotic. This is not related to sulfates or to sulfur.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 30 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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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
No: No it is not. Sulfate is not the same as sulfa.
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