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Sulfa Allergy Epsom Salt
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis
Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?
Yes: Polymyxin is an effective anti-bacterial. You could use it without the allergies popping up as it has with others. However: are you sure you need this drop? It seems as if you are using an antibiotic for every eye inflammation, most of which are probably not bacterial. And in so doing you have sensitized yourself to antibiotics that you might need for an actual infection. ...Read more
Lots of bug bites; pregnant; can I soak in Epsom salt mix with Dead Sea salts? Or Epsom salt w lavender & chamomile and baking soda? Or just ep salt
Yes: Soak away. There should be no problem at all with your soaks. ...Read more
I took doxycycline hyclate & water w/added electrolytes (calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium bicarbonate) . Severe skin rash. Connection?
If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?
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
Little effect: Both will have little if any effect. ...Read more
No issues: unless the rare individual who might be sensitive to the contents, usually quite gentle when used only externally in bath water ...Read more
Is polytrim eye drops ok for someone allergic to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) sulfa?
Depends: If you have a well documented history of an anaphylactic reaction to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and sulfa in the past (you could not breath and had to go to the er), it is better to choose a different eye drop as you can get a similar allergy with polytrim. In my experience, prior history of "allergy" may not be a true allergy. But tell the md who treated you to be on the same side. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have severe sinus cold. Ok to use expired salts for neti pot? Not sure how baking soda and table salt can expire. Cvs brand salts for neti pot.
No: The expiration date is there for a reason, to alert you it is expired. Always best to use up to date ingredients/medications. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm very allergic to quinolones. Could topical polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment 10k kill pseudomonas in ex. ear? Could I mix it w/white vinegar to make ear drops?
Don't get conned: Remember your high school chemistry. Oh, you didn't? Well, table salt is sodium chloride. Salt crystals are exactly equal numbers of sodium & chloride ions. Every single sodium & chlorine atom on Earth has been here for >4 billion yr, since the planet formed. It's a fundamental principle: Every atom of every element is chemically identical. From seawater or made in a lab, salt is salt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer