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Is there a difference between sulfa and sulfur medications?
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Dr. Scott Williamson
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: No
Those are two words that are generally used to refer to the same thing.

In brief: No
Those are two words that are generally used to refer to the same thing.
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