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A 26-year-old female asked:

I had bacterial infection in right side of throat ..doctor gave bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) tab. after taking 2tbs my throat got inflammed hw to reduce inflammation doc?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Possible abscess: People with a bacterial throat infection of unknown cause may sometimes have a developing abscess which may not be sensitive to the original antibiotic prescribed. –you need reevaluation. call your doc.
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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
See your Dr: Lots of unanswered questions: Was your Dr treating a Strep throat? Was it tonsillitis? Or did you have some other type of infection.? Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not prescribed for Strep throat. If you believe the throat got worse after taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) it could be an allergic reaction or it could be the infection is not responding to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). See your Dr.
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Last updated Sep 26, 2016


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