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Is There A Difference Between Sulfa And Sulfur Medications
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 allergic to all medications containing the element "sulfur." for example, you may be allergic to sulfamethoxazole (an antibiotic) but not to hydrochlorothiazide (a sulfur containing high blood pressure medication). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I really need to know if i'm allergic to sulfa drugs so I can use a prescription facial cleanser with sulphur?
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 suggests a potential drug allergy then skin testing may be performed to conform this. Occasionally, an oral challenge may be done as well. ...Read more
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.
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. ANS: not certain what the question is here. It is unlikely that allergy to sulfur containing meds is the same as sulfur in water. But check with the local health and water authorities for more information. Let us know what you learn. ...Read more
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 mean allergy to sulfur. Sulfur is not a commonly used medicine. ...Read more
Sulfa vs. sulfite: Sulfa drugs include antibiotics [septra, bactrim, pediazole] some water pills, sulfonylurea diabetes medicines, celebrex (celecoxib). There are no related food allergies. More information here: http://allergies.About.Com/od/medicationallergies/a/sulfa_2.Htm sulfites are common preservatives in food and certain drugs. You can find more info here: http://allergies.About.Com/od/foodallergies/a/sulfites.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do I wait to tan after stopping a sulfa drug? I took last one yesterday at 8:30am can I tan after 3:00 today
Yes: There is no contrainfication to take it, the medications do not corss react. ...Read more
Sulfa & Codeine: Hello. You shouldn't have problems with taking codeine just because you have an allergy to sulfa. If you take a dose of codeine BY ITSELF and experience an allergic reaction, it would be unrelated to sulfa. As for codeine and opioids in general, they aren't recommended to be used long term for migraines pain mgmt. This class of meds carries long term side effects which you will want to avoid. ...Read more
I've been prescribed ciprofloxacin HCl 500mg...
I'am alergic to sulfa... I'm having doubts about taking this medication?
Probably nothing: "Approx 3% of population mounts allergic reaction to sulfonamide antibiotics,w/ the most common reaction being rash.Studies have failed to show any cross-sensitivity among the three different classes (which incl Topamax). However,patients w/ history of reacting to one class may simply be predisposed to allergic reactions to meds in general & thus monitoring may be warranted." http://bit.ly/1xUbLWt ...Read more
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