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A 34-year-old female asked:

Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) good for swollen lymph nodes?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family Practice : Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is given for a bacterial infection it can treat uti's and skin infections. Sometimes you will develop enlarged ln's with an infection. When you treat it affectively the ln will get smaller. It is a sign that you are getting better. It they don't go away it could mean something else is going on.
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Not sure: Swollen lymph nodes is not a diagnosis, it is a manifestation of an illness/disease. The treatment , including the use of antibiotics, depends on the underlying cause of lymphadenopathy (lymph node swelling).

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Last updated Feb 28, 2017


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