A 20-year-old male asked:
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dermatologist prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for mrsa. it cleared for two months, now it came back. on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) again, little to no improvement halfway through.

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Go to the doctor: I hear you. If a treatment is not working, especially with a potentially deadly infection, one must change the treatment or add to the treatment. Please. It is time to get help in person for this serious problem.
Answered on Dec 18, 2013
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