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Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic effective in treating a tooth infection?

Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic effective in treating a tooth infection?

Not a normal med: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can be effective, but it is far down on the list of first choices for a dental infection. There are other antibiotics much more suited to dental bacteria. Your dentist should be able to check your medical history and get you a medication that will work better. Please get treatment as well, antibiotics are short term solutions and cannot reach bacteria inside a tooth. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Topical Antibiotic (Definition)

A topical antibiotic is a gel or paste used to prevent infections on the skin. They are often applied to scrapes, cuts, and insect bites. Any mildly open area may be a site that may be treated with a topical antibiotic. Typically there are three or four antibiotics that are contained within the gel or paste to provide the best ...Read more


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Is it effective use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Is it effective use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic: See a dentist don't self prescribe and get rid of the source of the infection. ...Read more

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Staph infection, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ointment or neosporin?

Staph infection, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ointment or neosporin?

Staph aureus: You do not say what type of infection you have or how you know it is staphylococcal. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is used for abcess in the tooth?

Antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is used for abcess in the tooth?

Very Rarely. : Usually this is not the antibiotic of preference for a tooth abscess. Nevertheless, your doctor may prescribe another type of antibiotic as he/she considers appropriate given the individual situation of the case including medical history, etc. ...Read more

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Is septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) effective against tooth infections?

Is septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) effective against tooth infections?

Not really: This is used to treat ear infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, traveler's diarrhea, shigellosis, and pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia. We do not have antibiotics for teeth infections if you have or suspect one go see your dentist. ...Read more

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Which is the best anabiotic for boils? Biaxin, Gentamicin, Azithromycin, Gentamicin, or Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Which is the best anabiotic for boils? 
Biaxin, Gentamicin, Azithromycin, Gentamicin, or Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

None of these: See a DR, preferably a dermatologist. Begin with a diagnosis. Hidradenitis suppuritiva? Folliculitis? Distribution, location of "boils"? Specific features of them? How long? Best treatment can be determined by exam and evaluation of your entire physical state. With your stomach problem you should avoid any meds not clearly of benefit. Why no med for BP? ...Read more

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Will Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat bacterial vaginosis?

Will Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat bacterial vaginosis?

BV: The CDC ( Centers for Disease Control) recommended treatments for bacterial vaginosis (BV) are metronidazole or clindamycin or tinidazole. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not a recommended treatment for BV. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

No: Amoxicillin / clavulanate is a penicillin-type antibiotic. The clavulanate increases susceptability of some bacteria to the amoxicillin. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination sulfa antibiotic composed of two antibiotics: trimethprim and sulfamethoxazole. ...Read more

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Is clindamycin a cephalosporin antibiotic?

Is clindamycin a cephalosporin antibiotic?

Not A CEPHALOSPORIN: Clindamycine is not a Cephalosporin It is an antibiotic of Lincosamide class which blocks the ribosome of the micro organism ...Read more

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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for salivary gland infection?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for salivary gland infection?

Don't self medicate: Please see an oral surgeon or ENT physician for proper diagnosis and treatment of your problem. They will prescribe the proper meds, if any, for your situation. ...Read more

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Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?

Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?

Sinus Infection: It sounds like it may be safer not to use antibiotics. A steroid spray with a course of Prednisone may help. Even gentle saline spray may be useful. Talk to your doctor about your allergies and testing to confirm them. All the best. ...Read more

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Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Go to Urologist: I assume you have have been tested for all organisms and taken the appropriate amount of antibiotics for time as directed by the Doctor who gave them to you. Plumbing problem. You may have a Vesicoureteral reflux the retrograde passage of urine from the bladder into the upper urinary tract. This can be diagnosed by either a contrast voiding cystourethrogram or radionuclide cystogram. ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat mrsa?

MRSA: Local skin lesions are generally easily treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra, assuming you are not allergic to sulfa drugs. ...Read more

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Antibiotic Resistance (Definition)

Antibiotic resistance is a symptom in which the bacteria infecting a person is resistant to some or all of the antibiotics available. Resistance means that the bacteria cannot be stopped or killed by the antibiotic, or that it takes a lot more antibiotics (big doses) ...Read more


Antibiotics Overdose (Definition)

Antibiotics are medications that are used to treat bacterial infections. An overdose occurs when one is taking more than the correct dose of the medication. Overdoses can sometimes cause ...Read more