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Is there a difference between sulfa and sulfur medications?

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 more

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Sulfur smell when i go to restroom. Anything to worry about? I can't think of anything that's changed recently (diet/medication-wise).

Sulfur smell when i go to restroom. Anything to worry about? I can't think of anything that's changed recently (diet/medication-wise).

Urine Odor: A variety of things can alter the smell of your urine. The characteristic sulfur smell is attributable to certain foods such as apsaragus among others. So if you are eating more veggies than normal this is probably the cause. However, there could be other causes such as an infection. So if your urine is also funny looking and u are experience bladder discomfort, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does provigyl contain sulfur I am allergic to sulfur drugs and I have been on provigyl for years but now developing blisters on my hands

Does provigyl contain sulfur I am allergic to sulfur drugs and I have been on provigyl for years but now developing blisters on my hands

No: Most people are allergic to sulphonamides, or sulfa medications, not medications that contain sulfur, which is different. Provigil does not contain a sulfa group and so would not be related to your sulfa allergy. However, very severe rashes have been associated with provigil, and this could be a different type of reaction. You should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Personality of sulphur drug in homeopathy?

Personality of sulphur drug in homeopathy?

Homeopathic Sulphur: For the best results, you don't just look at a "personality" type to prescribe a homeopathic remedy. People have innate responses to experiences at much deeper levels, incorporating whole-organism patterns like global physicals and perceptive patterns. At the level of "personality, " sulphur has varying presentations -- from philosophical & intellectual, to practical idealist. Egotism too. ...Read more

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Does provigil have sulphur in it and would that be enough to cause a reaction? I am allergic to sulphur drugs. I was told it had a slight content as a binder.

Does provigil have sulphur in it and would that be enough to cause a reaction? I am allergic to sulphur drugs. I was told it had a slight content as a binder.

Not to worry: People often confuse sulfa with sulfate and sulfite. They sound similar but not really closely related in term of human biologic response. ...Read more

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I really need to know if i'm allergic to sulfa drugs so I can use a prescription facial cleanser with sulphur?

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

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When was sulfur first used as medicine?

When was sulfur first used as medicine?

Sulfur & Sulfas: Sulfur occurs naturally in hot springs and volcanic craters and was probably first used thousands of years ago in remedies for skin conditions. In modern medicine, sulfas, organic compounds containing sulfur were first synthesized in the 1930s. The first sulfa was prontosil (sulfonamidochrysoidine) a prodrug made by bayer, (aspirin) then came sulfanilimide in 1935 by the pasteur institute. ...Read more

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Why do I keep smelling sulfur if there is no sulfur around?

Why do I keep smelling sulfur if there is no sulfur around?

Unusual odors: Foul odors can be problems of the smelling organs of the nose or could be related to infections of the upper respiratory tract, sinuses, throat, and esophagus. ...Read more

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Do both of these have sulfur in them. I think I have problems with sulfur ?

Do both of these have sulfur in them. I think I have problems with sulfur ?

Sulfa allergy: If you are referring to your medications, then I am not aware that there is sulfur in Ambien, Omeprazole or Klonipin. Certain antiobiotics such as Bactrim (trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole) or streptomycin and diuretics (furosemide) have sulfa in them that have caused allergic or anaphylactic reactions. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Sulfur burps and horrible diarreah nauseous?

Sulfur burps and horrible diarreah nauseous?

Giardia: I would be highly suspicious of giardia, which is often found to contaminate freshwater sources--streams? Wells? It is well known to cause burping that has a foul egg or sulfur like smell. This can be easily treated. Please contact your doctor so it can be properly treated. ...Read more

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What do sulfur burps mean?

What do sulfur burps mean?

Poor emptying: Sulfur-like burps usually suggest a problem in how your stomach empties. Usually slower than normal. Get it checked, it is not normal. ...Read more

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Is vancomycin sulfur-based?

Sulfur in vancomycin: Look up in wikipedia and if you see an S in the diagram of the structure. ...Read more

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Is it true that sulfur is a neurotoxin?

What form?: Pure sulfur may be but that form is not consumable. Sulfa is a common element in many drugs and is not neuro toxic. ...Read more

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I spilled dilute sulfuric acid on myself, is this dangerous?

I spilled dilute sulfuric acid on myself, is this dangerous?

Wash it off: right away. Neutralize the remaining acid on your skin with a paste of baking sofa and water. If the burn appears serious go to the ER at your local hospital. If not, wash and dry the area and apply Neomycin cream to prevent infection. Cover the area loosely and keep it clean. ...Read more