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Do sulfa drugs cause black lips and how can this condition be treated to restore original lip color ?

i get sulfa allergy of sulfa drugs so it left black after using bactrim for 2 wks for a uti i suddely developed a terrible reaction of severe joint pains, chills and fever ,a rash and worse of all a purplish/black discoloration to my lips and face . every thing subsided except my black lips. what can i use to restore my pink lips
Asked On : Fri, 19 Aug 2011
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You can wait till the dark skin changes to new pink skin in a week or so. You can apply mild glycerine fluid on your lips. Avoid sun exposure. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Drink plenty of water. Since you have allergy to sulpha drugs you will also be allergic to Acetazolamide a diurteic and anti-glaucoma drug, some types of burns cream as well. You need to wear a medical bracelet demonstrating this condition and inform all healthcare providers to avoid life threatening reaction.
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