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Had cdiff-oct.2013-feb. 2014. Have UTI & allergy sulfa bad reaction to cipro heart palp. & heart pain.. What can I take to get better?
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Avoid sulfa: Current treatment for medication allergies including sulfa is avoiding that class of medication and use a suitable alternative. If a person is experiencing an allergic reaction to sulfa, stopping the medicine and treatment may include antihistamines, steroids and if potentially even epineprhine if severe. ...Read more
If i'd have an allergy to a sulfa antibiotic would i know that from the first pill ? Or can it happen even after a few days ?
Depends: If you were exposed to sulpha before, an allergic reaction can be seen after the first pill, if not it might take few doses to appear, at any rate, if in doubt, take your first pill in the doctor's office and wait for an hour, or take the first pill in any hospital er waiting room and wait for an hour, in either place if an allergy reaction occurs, you're in the very place you want to be. ...Read more
I have taken bactrim many times w/out incident. Am i at risk for stevens johnson each time i take it or only if I have sulfa allergy?
Each time: Everyone is at risk of having sjs from sulfa drugs and other drugs carry that risk too. These reactions are idiosyncratic and are not predictable. ...Read more
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