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A 43-year-old member asked:

Will bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat a cat bite infection?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
This needs medical: Care now. You may need both antibiotics and tetanus. Please get seen.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 43 years experience
NOT REALLY: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) does not address the entire spectrum of bacteria seen in a cat bite. If it's infected, see a doctor!

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A 28-year-old female asked:

What infections do bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat and how long does it take?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Gram neg: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treats gram negative infections. Most commonly bladder infections and some types of diarrhea. Patients usually get better in a few days.
Last updated Dec 30, 2018


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