[Immunology] Sulfate vs sulfa vs "s" allergy
kwbrody at comcast.net
Fri Oct 6 10:29:08 EST 2006
Someone is trying to say that she is allergic to sulfa, sulfates and
sulfur. The sulfa moiety of a sulfa drug I understand does
precipitate true allergic reactions in susceptible persons. I
maintain that it is impossible to be allergic to the sulfate ion--
for it is ubiquitous in water, foods, and in one's blood and
interstitial fluids. Elemental sulfur has no known allergy; having
no measurable vapor pressure, and if purposely ingested or sniffed
would make someone gag or cough, possibly, but would not precipitate
an allergic reaction.
If someone has proof that an allergy to sulfur or sulfates is
possible or has ever occurred and diagnosed with appropriate testing,
anywhere, please email me.
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