Is Sulfate An Ingrediant In Laudry Detergent Derived From Sulfa Which I Am Allergic To

Question

Asked by P Brooks

Is Sulfate An Ingrediant In Laudry Detergent Derived From Sulfa Which I Am Allergic To

I am allergic to Sulfa in medications. However, lately I have been itching like I was going to break out in hives and I had not taken any medication with sulfa in it. I looked into the detergent that I was using (Gain with softness added 2x) and it contains Sulfate. Could that be why I am itching? Is sulfate derived from Sulfa or vise versa?

Answer

Hi P, No sulfa drugs are not related at all to sulfates or sulfites. But you could still be allergic to something in your laundry detergent.

Hope that helps,

Kathi

Answered by Kathi MacNaughton