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Is persulfate a sulfa drug as I am allergic to it?

Hello, I just had teeth extracted and was fitted with a denture. My dentist gave an Intro to Dentures kit which includes cleaner, adhesive, etc. The cleaner says it contains persulfate a known allergen . Is this a sulfa drug. I have been allergic to sulfa compounds since I was a child. (I m 61 now)
Tue, 30 Jul 2019
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Hello,

Although Persulfate contains sulfar which may cause an allergic reaction this is different from the Sulfa drug allergy which contains sulfonamides. That is why Sulfa drug allergy has no connection to Persulfate allergy.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Talal Hussain, General & Family Physician
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