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Sulfa drug allergy
Hi @corina and @lioness, Sulfa, sulfites, sulfates – 3 words that are very similar but not the same can be very confusing. I had to look them up myself to remember which is what.
Sulfates are salts of sulfuric acid and are present in many medicines, supplements, and personal care products – they are not the same thing as sulfites or sulfa drugs.
@lioness, sulfa drugs are not the same as glucosamine sulfate or sulfate. The following articles help clarify:
– Differentiating Sulfur Compounds: Sulfa Drugs, Glucosamine Sulfate, Sulfur, and Sulfiting Agents http://www.itmonline.org/arts/sulfa.htm
– Definitions from American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions-dictionary/sulfite-sulfa
– Sulfa, Sulfur, Sulfate, Sulfite: Which Causes an Allergy? from Medscape https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/870347
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@colleenyoung Thanks for the clarification . I am allergic to shellfish, shrimp especially and was always told not to take glucosomine I assumed it was the sulfate so glad to know the difference . Sorry corina I learned something today also .
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