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I was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 10 days for a severe acute bacterial sinusitis. i've never taken it before. is it strong and will it help?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Sinus infection: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an antibiotic. If you have a sinus infection, it should help because it treats bacterial infections. If it doesn't help, a culture of your infection can help to pinpoint the right antibiotic. Besides antibiotics, a sinus infection can also be improved with saline nasal rinses, which I would highly encourage for you. Do them twice a day. Good luck.

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