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Can you be allergic to salt?

Can you be allergic to salt?

No: Your immune system can generate allergic antibodies only against large molecules such as proteins. Ions such as the sodium and chlorine ions in salt are too small to be able to trigger an antibody response. ...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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