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Took challenge test, extremely allergic to sulfa. Can I use Desonide cream?

Good evening. I have recently had a challenge test to sulfa and was extremely allergic to it after 4 hours. I have not had my follow up appt with my allergist yet but scheduled in two weeks. If I am allergic to sulfa, does that mean I must be careful with products containing sulfite, sulfate and sulfur? I know that I did use bactrim (which has the sulfa) before having the challenge test and that reaction is what prompted the challenge. How about Desonide cream which contains aluminum sulfate? Thank you in advance for responding to my question. Barbara
Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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The drug group is sulfacetamide
So be awre o products containing sulphacetamide
sulfate is diffent it is base in this combination
See Shimla mirch and brinjals also have sulphacetamide in it dont use them also
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