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Bactrim Ds Ear Infection
10 day bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds starting on 5/12/14.Had c diff 2 yrs ago.Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) again now for ear infection. Not started yet.Should I be cautious taking so soon?
Ear: It'd be unusual ton use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for ear infections unless you have an allergy to penicillin. Always a risk for c did with antibiotics. Make sure you find out why you're being told to take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Definitely take a probiotic ...Read more
There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more
Child has ear infection put on bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ciprodex infection cleared up 2 days off meds infection came back been on ciprodex 7 days still infected ?
Repeat infections: Usually when there is a repeat infection in a patient and the previous round of antibiotics was chosen merely as a matter of "probability"....the next chosen round should be done by way of studies and culture if possible. If there is any drainage or other data available to more definitely peg the bug then, that should be the next plan otherwise, resistance may develop and healing will be delayed. ...Read more
Child has ear infection tryed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and ciprodex infection then another round of ciprodex and still there what can we try next? Allergy to amoxicil
Hi: severe burning and itching with scabs and dandruff on scalp: clinic prescribed Bactrim Sulfameth/Tmp oral for infection but anything OTC for head?
I am taking clinadmyacin and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a staph infection on the back of my head. What progress should I see? How long should the progress take?
Shrinking bumps: As you complete your treatment course the lesions should decrease in size, and you should feel better (no fevers, chills, etc). ...Read more
Neither: Actually, the most recent advice from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is that antibiotics be restricted for simple sinusitis. There are some criteria to start antibiotics, such as symptoms greater than 10 days, high severity, etc. It's best however to have all this guided by a physician. You should be monitored while on therapy - I wouldn't just take what you have on the shelf. ...Read more
I'm on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for jeep riders infection. Can i take echinacea, and could it be of some benefit?
Yes and unlikely: The immune booster function of echinacea is questionable but the answer is yes ...Read more
Hi I have a bladder infection. And was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS it's the second day I'm still in pain and bleeding is this normal?
I have bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds 800-160 how many should I take for a tooth infection. I know this is not usually taken 4 this type of infectionbut its all i have.
Not effective: Antibiotics treat different types of bacteria. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) does not kill many of the bacteria that can cause dental abscess. It would be better to call your dentist for a prescription. This way you take the risks of side effects but it probably not work. ...Read more
I am taking an antibiotic called bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for a infection in my blood. I am supposed to take it twice daily, could i just take it every 12 hours?
That would be ok...
Normally when it is written for twice daily it implies every 12 hours.
Feel better! ...Read more
I have a sinus infection and just started Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS yesterday. I've been reading all the negative reviews. Worried about side effects. Is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ok?
Usually no problem: It indeed can be alarming to read lists of drug side effects. But for Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) most of them are rare and few are permanent or dangerous. The vast majority of people who take it have no probem at all. And your doctor wouldn't have prescribed it unless she believed it would be more helpful than harmful. But recheck with the doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more
I have a tooth infection will bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds help? I have an appt. Next week on tuesday i tried over-the-counter stuff then i found the bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) will it help?
Was takin bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds had problems urologists suspects prostatitiis, took urine culture colony count=10000-25000 is there an infection somewhere?
Contamination: colony counts of 100,000 colonies are considered as infection. ...Read more
After taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds twice daily for five days, last pill was this a.m. Still have burning and pain from a bladder infection. Terrible insomnia too?
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 ...Read more
Abx for ingrown nail: Yes, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (= trimetrhoprim-sulfamethoxazole) is an antibiotic, and can be taken for ingrown toenail infections. Usually, you would need to see a foot specialist/ podiatrist for treatment of the ingrown nail, but taking the antibiotic while waiting for an appointment makes a lot of sense. ...Read more
Can kidney infection cause bloating and constipation? How long does that last? I've been taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for 2 1/2 days now.
The Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Bloating is a common side effect of antibiotics, including Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Constipation, diarrhea or both (alternating) are also possible. The duration of this effect is difficult to predict. The most likely mechanism is the antibiotic effect of normal gut microbiota and subsequent recolonization. ...Read more
I've had an upper respiratory infection for about 3 weeks, seems to be getting worse. I have some Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS 800mg. Wold that be helpful to take?
Why isn't my strep belly button infection responding to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds treatment?
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Will omnicef work on kidney infection? Was switched to omnicef from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds because of rash and shaking.
Probably OK, but...: Bad luck with the allergic reactions. Antibiotic effectiveness for any infection depends on the bacteria causing it and which antibiotics are active against it. If you had a positive urine culture that was tested and found susceptible to cefdinir (Omnicef®), it will work well. If such testing wasn't done, you'll have to wait and see how it works. Discuss with the doc who prescribed it. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a red flaky/scaly patch near my groin. I've just recently finished a round of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds. Could this be a fungal yeast infection?
Possible: It is possible but you should see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
I am currently taken bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for bladder infection. I am having a horrible time swallowing pills. Terrible gag reflex. Almost puked. What can I do?
OK to break: You may crush the tablets and put them in water or a soft food like applesauce or pudding if you cannot swallow them whole. The pills are large and breaking them up has a terrible taste. Next time tell your doctor as there are smaller pills you could use. Good luck. ...Read more
I have sinus infection have been on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds after 3 days i got dizzy for about 10-15 min.took terbutaline 2.5 and abuterol 2 hrs before b/p 126/62?
I have an infection in nose. I had I & D today. Was started on clindamycin 150 mg 2 pills Q8, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds Q 12, Bactroban ointment will I be contagious?
If you are careless: then Yes . You have open wound , possible to spread the bugs. Maintain good hygiene , wash your hands , dispose the soaked material properly , then you are not contagious. ...Read more
I have a red scaly patch near my groin area. I recently took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds. Could this be a fungal skin infection like a yeast infection?
Jock itch?: It could be a fungal infection, but more likely a "jock itch" than a yeast infection - and unlikely to be related to the recent course of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Feel free to try an otc antifungal cream, but if nothing happens, see your doctor or a dermatologist and find out what it really is. ...Read more
My 16yo has a MRSA infection is taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for 8.5 days (prescribed for 10) and using clindamycin gel . She has stomach pain, continue meds?
UTI: It is really good if the bug causing the UTI is sensitive to it. ...Read more
What kinda bacteria of infections does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat and how long should it take?
Bladder infection doc gave me bactrim. Clear stringy discharge coming out urine hole with back pain is this normal or ok?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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