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A 35-year-old female asked:

I was diagnosed with staph on the side of my breast..im on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic will this heal and how long does it take to heal?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Did you have a culture of the wound? If a culture showed infection with mrsa, it may take several weeks to eradicate the infection.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Antibiotics: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is used to treat a type of staph called MRSA and 10 to 14 days of therapy often suffice. Your physician will guide you.

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