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bactrim used for acne

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: I'd check with my physician first, though, since Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) itself is famous for producing a different kind of rash t ... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No: But it takes 2 or 3 months to determine response. During this time the acne will fluctuate according to factors unrelated to bactrim. This is a med us ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: You should not take an antibiotic as sole therapy for acne in any case, or any antibiotic for a long time. Your best move would be to stop this and co ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
First try: "bactrim" isn't as good as some of the other antibiotics, especially the tetracyclines. Don't ever use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. Isotr ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
How bad is it?: Isotretinoin is the strongest and most effective medication for acne and is not for the faint-hearted. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
It should not: No it shouldn't.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience Dermatology
Weeks : Nothing works overnight for acne, except perhaps steroid injections into individual lesions. You might get lucky and see improvement in just a we ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Can occur but millions of doses every year and only a few cases. I would take medications as directed. You are aware of potential complications and if ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Some good choices: One tip is never to use JUST an antibiotic if you want a stable remission while taking the medicine -- always add a topical such as benzoyl peroxide o ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Sulfa and ETOH: This should not be a major issue. You can drink moderately without fear of interaction.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Be Patient: Acne is a stubborn condition and is a slow responder to treatment for most people. You will need to give it at least 2 months before you rule Bactrim ... Read More

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