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is there is a difference between sulfur and sulfa

A 43-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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No: Sulpha is an antibiotic usually sold in the form of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Vitamin c is vitamin c alone!
A member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
43 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehmet Basaran
37 years experience Allergy and Immunology
They are not related: By sulfa I am assuming you mean an antibiotic. This is not related to sulfates or to sulfur.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Compare: Read the labels. The difference will be evident when you compare the ingredients
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No.: Sulphates are found naturally in the human body and are not the "sulfa" moiety!
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