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Can you be allergic to salt?

Can you be allergic to salt?

No: No, salt exists as part of our normal body chemistry so you can't be allergic to it. However, depending on how the salt is processed, you might be sensitive (not allergic) to one of the chemicals used in production. ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more


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I do not see any bumps at the moment but is it possible to be allergic to salt water?

I do not see any bumps at the moment but is it possible to be allergic to salt water?

Something else: Sodium chloride and water? No. I wonder if you refer to preservatives used in eye solutions - or another situation, perhaps. Give us a more detailed description. ...Read more

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If people are allergic to salt, are they allergic to salt water?

If people are allergic to salt, are they allergic to salt water?

No such thing: Not sure there is any data to support the existence of a 'salt' allergy. ...Read more

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Can vertigo be caused by being allergic to sodium?

Can vertigo be caused by being allergic to sodium?

No allergy to sodium: You can't be allergic to sodium. It's a mineral. It's one of the more common elements in the human body, and a major component in your bloodstream. Vertigo is usually caused by a middle ear problem, where your balance center is located. Dehydration is a potential cause of feeling dizzy. True vertigo, the feeling of your body spinning in space, or objects moving around you, is different than that. ...Read more

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If your allergic to the ingredient levothyroxine sodium what are other options?

If your allergic to  the ingredient levothyroxine sodium what are other options?

Levothyroxine: Not sure what you define as allergy to levothyroxine, this is a very unlikely allergy to occur as levothyroxine isa hormone naturally present within us. There are other options that your doctor can discuss with you, but i would verify the allergy part first. ...Read more

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If i'm allergic to sulfa drugs, could i be allergic to sodium cetostearyl sulphate?

If i'm allergic to sulfa drugs, could i be allergic to sodium cetostearyl sulphate?

Sulfa allergy?: Not all sulfas cross react. Sulfa antibiotics do not cross react with most other sulfa drugs. Of course you could develop a second allergy though it is unlikely. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to salts like azole in any medicine, will the ointment of that salt cause allergy?

Be specific: What happens if you take azole in ny medicine .I donot think in ointment it would hurt try once and see use only pea size . Donot use ointment more thn 3--5 days . I would like to learn from you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to iodized salt? If you were, would it be the iodine or some other ingredient that you'd react to?

No: Although some people may get a pimple-like skin rash if taking in too much iodine but it will take a ton of salt for you to get to that stage. There no such thing as iodine allergy per se and it is not related to seafoods. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to sulfur. Would this allergy mean I am allergic to sodium laureth sulfate found in body wash?

I have an allergy to sulfur. Would this allergy mean I am allergic to sodium laureth sulfate found in body wash?

Can you clarify: Can you please clarify your allergy. Sulfur is a molecule, sulfate is made up of sulfur and oxygen molecules, thus it is a different compound. Also, sulfa antibiotics such as sulfamethoxyzole can cause an allergic reaction in some people, and thus these people need to avoid sulfa based antibiotics, and not necessarily sulfur, or sulfate. ...Read more

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Evertime that i work up a sweat, my face burns and breaks out really bad from the sweat. Can i be allergic to my own sweat or retaining to much salt?

Evertime that i work up a sweat, my face burns and breaks out really bad from the sweat. Can i be allergic to my own sweat or retaining to much salt?

Cholinergic urticari: Sounds like a condition known as choline rigid urticaria when the body temperature rises, usually due to exercise, flushing, hives and itch can occur. Simple therapy is to use something like a non-sedating antihistamine like fexofenadine and possibly adding an h2 blocker like ranitidine. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on your tongue? Could it be an allergic reaction or just too much salt?

What causes bumps on your tongue? Could it be an allergic reaction or just too much salt?

Bumps on tongue: The top surface of the tongue has tiny bumps...These are the papillae of the tongue and are normal anatomy. Further back on the top and sides, you will see larger bumps. Theses are usually lingual tonsils. They too are normal tissue. Have your dentist look at what you are seeing to make sure these bumps are normal tissue and not anything more serious. Make the call and put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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I had severe allergic reaction to bextra years ago. Does that mean I would have similar reaction to Diclofenac Sodium?

I had severe allergic reaction to bextra years ago. Does that mean I would have similar reaction to Diclofenac Sodium?

Possible: Same class, NSAIDs, you don't want to risk another reaction, which may or may not happen. If taking this drug is an absolute necessity, and there is no alternative, kindly seek an allergist/immunologist consultation, best wishes ...Read more

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What drug should you avoid if you're allergic to naproxen sodium? And have childhood asthma?

What drug should you avoid if you're allergic to naproxen sodium? And have childhood asthma?

Aspirin and NSAIDs: Naproxen is a NSAID drug and in some asthmatic patients can cause asthma exacerbations. These individuals should avoid Ibuprofen (another nsaid) and Aspirin as these drugs may also exacerbate their asthma. ...Read more