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A 33-year-old female asked:

Can i take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for tinea bacterial infection?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Kinda, sorta: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS is brand name for sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. As such, it is not used to treat tinea or fungal infections, which require antifungals, some of which are available over-the-counter (while no antibiotics are, at least not in the States). With that said, some fungal infections can become superinfected by bacteria & thus require Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS
Last updated Apr 29, 2015

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