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Sulfur Dioxide Allergy
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
Pharmacist: I have heard mixed recommendations about this and more often there is felt to be no problem as the sulphur in msm is not a sulfonamide. Your pharmacist is best qualified to answer this question for you. ...Read more
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
What is the best way to take collagen and the recommended dosage? Can patients with sulfur allergies take collagen?
Collagen: What would you want to take collagen for? Any collagen that you eat will be digested by the stomach and intestines into its constituent amino acids so it can be absorbed. Collagen can be injected to fill wrinkles and fine lines on the face, but the commercial sources of collagen have stopped manufacturing it for these purposes. ...Read more
Yes: I believe you mean "sulfa allergy, " which will not prevent you from going to yellowstone. Being allergic to sulfa drugs does not make you allergic to sulfur. ...Read more
Bad: Can be a carcinogen. More and more they're finding food additives like this are harmful avoid or limit the amount and frequency of this type food or thing ...Read more
I have allergy with shampoo my skin is getting as dots some of my skin gets black dots just I use sulfer soup that is less good what to do?
Avoid sulfa soap: First you need to change shampoo and in fact sulfa may cause intense local skin reactions if you are allergic to sulfa. A topical cortisone will likely help but you will need to get a rx for it. There may be other causes for your scalp problem especially if the lesions don't itch, . ...Read more
PREGNANCY: After the first trimester, any exposure to any substance is safe. ...Read more
Daughter has a terrible reaction to rice, and I go into an asthma attack when I eat sulfer dioxide. Are these related?
Maybe: Allergies- though maybe not the same allergy- can be inherited. You mentioned a "terrible reaction" to rice. If it involved swelling of her tongue, breathing difficulties or similar symptoms, or even if it is a severe rash or hives please have her checked by her physician. She may be a candidate for desensitizing shots. ...Read more
Can I use the following topical: Prosacea Rosacea Treatment Gel, if I have a Sulfa/Bactrim Allergy? Sulfer is an ingerdient listed on the box, is that the same thing?
Avoid topical sulfa also. There are other creams or lotions not containing sulfa yet at least as effective.
However sulfate or sulfite are not the same and needs not be avoided. ...Read more
Is it bad 2 eat food with soy in if it is in small traces can it increase breast cancer risk? Also is sulphur dioxide as a preservative dangerous?
No. That's silly.: Truth be told, you need to stop reading internet scare stuff. You make sulfur oxides in your own body. If you travel in "green" circles, you'll meet people who urge you to eat a lot of soy "because phytoestrogens are good for you", and others who tell you to avoid it "because they cause cancer." These people write this stuff to pose as learned humanitarians and sell you junk. Be discerning. ...Read more
Depends: Any allergen can cause a range of symptoms from mild to severe and life threatening. Cat would be included in that as well. Cats can cause mild nasal congestion to severe persistent asthma that can be life threatening. If you are having symptoms around a cat talk with you pcp or allergist. There are good treatment options available to help you. ...Read more
Common: Allergic rhinitis including allergy to dogs is common, affecting 10-30% of people in the U.S. Rates seems to be increasing over time, particularly in urban areas. These statistic include all allergy sufferers (trees, grass, weeds, dust mites, molds, cats, dogs, etc). I don't have rates for dog allergy sufferers specifically. ...Read more
Careful: Some allergy medications such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and zyrtec are sedating and together may be too sedating to function. Mixing allergy medications is best prescribed under the supervision of an allergist to avoid side effects. It depends what you are trying to treat, usually one second generation antihistamine is enough to treat nasal allergies. Other medications can be used for other symptoms. ...Read more
Allergies: Depends how bad they are, you can take over the counter antihistamines and if they don't provide with relief, you need to start with your primary doctor for more prescription medications, such as nasal sprays and if these don't help, you need to see an allergist and they can advise you what else to do. ...Read more
Allergy shots: If you live with a cat, you should consider allergy shots. Medications such as antihistamines and nasal sprays help to an extent, but your symptoms may progress. Allergy shots to cat dander are 95% effective and provide you long term relief, consult a board certified allergist. ...Read more
Spring allergy: Spring time allergy is commonly attributed to pollen, weed and grass. Spring allergy can be managed by limiting exposure to outdoors during peak allergy season, medications such as antihistamines - nasal spray, tablets. steroids - nasal spray, tablets and other related medications such as mast cell stabilizers. ...Read more
Allergy occurs when your genes interact with the environment. There is a strong hereditary component to it. Treatments include avoidance of allergens, medications, and /or allergy shots.
Cold is from exposure to a virus and one can minimize exposure by frequent hand washing and staying away from people with a cold. There is no specific Rx for it at this time. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on what triggered the attack, what the symptoms are and how severe they are. Mild symptoms often respond to over the counter antihistamines, but moderate to severe symptoms usually require medical treatment. ...Read more
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more