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Tests For 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
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
There are none: If you are truly allergic to sulfa you must avoid all forms of the drug whether it be in eye drops, pills or IV meds. There is no med to cancel out the allergy and true allergy could lead to life threatening consequences if exposed. It would be wise to invest in a medical alert bracelet to make sure people are aware if you cannot communicate. ...Read more
Check the labels: Also only use high quality pharmaceutical grade supplements and neutraceuticals, as the cheap stuff is from asian countries that don't have FDA oversight. Also, note that celebrex (celecoxib) has a sulfa molecule component and there is cross allergenicity between it and all other sulfa agents that produce allergic reactions. ...Read more
Rash type: Different rash type and pattern. Need to check with ur physician. ...Read more
Doubtful: The two are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sulfa allergy, & prescribed silvadine for 2nd degree rope burn. Put it on and had severe burning and pain till washed off. Normal? Allergic rxn?
Allergy: Since silvadine is a sulfa drug, it is not surprising that you had a bad reaction if you are allergic to sulfa. ...Read more
Yes: But use it only when an infection is present. ...Read more
I have taken bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) many times w/out incident. Am I at risk for stevens johnson each time I take it or only if I have sulfa allergy?
Each time: Everyone is at risk of having sjs from sulfa drugs and other drugs carry that risk too. These reactions are idiosyncratic and are not predictable. ...Read more
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
Unlikely: Studies have shown that having a sulfa structure in a drug rarely causes problem in people with a true sulfa allergy. ...Read more
See below: Cosopt is two eye drop medications in one. One of the two is a sulfa drug. If you have a true allergy to sulfa it may not be a good choice. You must consult your eye care professional first however before making any treatment decisions on your own. ...Read more
Steroids maybe: Any drug induced rash could develop into something much worse, especially if the drug is continued. 1st step is to stop the drug asap. Sulfa is notorious for being a possible cause of a serious drug rash called stevens johnson syndrome. Call your doctor to get checked for this. Eye problems and serious burn-like rashes are possible. Steroids may be needed. ...Read more
I have a sulfa allergy and typically have a bad reaction anytime I use any antibiotic ointment. What would be the best for a slightly infected i?
Eye antibiotics: Other than sulfa, antibiotics for eye infection include erythromycin eye ointment and tobramycin eye drops. There should be no cross reaction with your sulfa allergy. ...Read more
I have a severe SULFA allergy & a wound with stitches in need of antibiotic ointment. Is it safe to use neosporin?
Yes: Yes Neosporin is not sulfa based.Get a more detailed answer ›
My daughter was put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) last night for a bladder infection. She has sulfa allergy. Is it ok?
Absolutely NOT!!!!: Do not give your daughter bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) which is a sulfonamide (sulfa) and could, if she is truly allergic, produce a life-threatening reaction. If she has already taken it and has no reactions, might continue, but if any reactions stop and see the dr. Who prescribed this. ...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
My mom said I was allergic to sulfa drugs as a child, so could I have outgrown this allergy 20 years later?
Hard to say: True sulfa allergy can trigger a life threatening response and persist for a lifetime. Sometimes the label is applied in childhood when an unrelated skin rash or symptom occurs & is not a valid diagnosis. I would not randomly try a sulfa drug. You could have specific testing to confirm the diagnosis. It may not be worth your effort, since so many other new meds are available to treat you when needed ...Read more
If i'd have an allergy to a sulfa antibiotic would I know that from the first pill? Or can it happen even after a few days?
Depends: If you were exposed to sulpha before, an allergic reaction can be seen after the first pill, if not it might take few doses to appear, at any rate, if in doubt, take your first pill in the doctor's office and wait for an hour, or take the first pill in any hospital er waiting room and wait for an hour, in either place if an allergy reaction occurs, you're in the very place you want to be. ...Read more
Sulfa and quinolone allergy. Can trimephoprim ONLY be used to treat prostatitis? Otherwise, what can I take instead?
Here are some...: To deduce right diagnosis is still the first job to complete so to decide if you indeed have suffered from prostatitis or just from dysfunction of bladder neck and prostate urethra. Second, decide if you need antibiotics or abpha-blocker + behavioral modification, etc. If prostatitis is sure, trimethoprim may be tried and used with care and watch. More? Seek evaluation and counseling. ...Read more
Yes: Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical medication for treating skin infections. If you have an allergy to sulfa antibiotics, you should not have a problem with bactroban (mupirocin) which is not absorbed into your system and should not cause an allergic reaction in those with a sulfa antibiotic (which is absorbed). ...Read more