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Doctor insights on: Sulfa Allergy Foods To Avoid

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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How do I know if I have a sulfa allergy?

How do I know if I have a sulfa allergy?

Side effects: Allergy testing by specialist is safest, otherwise, you have to experience rash or anaphylaxis or side effects after taking such a med or it's components. Best to avoid if not sure. You must always weigh risks vs benefits. ...Read more

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If one has a sulfa allergy and what would be the medicines to treat this?

If one has a sulfa allergy and what would be the medicines to treat this?

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

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Drinking vodka and other drinks with sulfa allergy, is this okay?

Drinking vodka and other drinks with sulfa allergy, is this okay?

I don't believe : That vodka contains sulfites - but lots of other types of alcohol do. This could make you ill. ...Read more

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Using cosopt eye drop for glaucoma and have a sulfa allergy. What are some alternatives?

Using cosopt eye drop for glaucoma and have a sulfa allergy. What are some alternatives?

Sulfa, cosopt: Depending on what your target range of pressure is, you could try timolol, alphagan, xalatan, (latanoprost) lumigan, travatan, xioptan, or combigan. Pilocarpine is also available but not nearly as convenient to use. Then there is laser treatment too. Incisional surgery for glaucoma would be for people whose eye pressure is suboptimally controlled despite maximal tolerated medical &/or laser treatment. ...Read more

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I'm using cosopt eye drop for glaucoma and have a sulfa allergy, anything to worry about?

I'm using cosopt eye drop for glaucoma and have a sulfa allergy, anything to worry about?

Unlikely: Studies have shown that having a sulfa structure in a drug rarely causes problem in people with a true sulfa allergy. ...Read more

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