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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Can you take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for strep throat?

No: If this is from a hord of old meds it will not work for this infection.Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) will not kill this germ. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can I take cephalexin for strep throat?

If I am allergic to Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can I take cephalexin for strep throat?

Yes: It should be fine. As long as you are not allergic to penicillins or cephalosporins taking cephalexin is ok. Good luck ...Read more

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I was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) last night for mastitis. I'm already on penicillin for strep throat. Is it safe to be on both? Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) safe?

Usually: If you developed or have worsening mastitis on penicillin, then Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a drug with a different mode of action that may well help clear up the problem. Any medication strong enough to do good, can have undesired effects. A small percentage of the population has or can develop an allergy to is as they might the penicillin. Most can take both with no problems. Consult your doc if trouble arises. ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) work for strep throat and or sinus infections?

Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) work for strep throat and or sinus infections?

Yes and No: Not for strep throat. It could work some sinus infections. But, it depends on what bacteria caused the infection. Amoxil (amoxicillin) or one of the penicillins would be for strep and would help a lot of sinus infections. ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) work for strep throat and / or sinus infections?

Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) work for strep throat and / or sinus infections?

May help sinusitis: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) has no value in treating a strep throat & is considered a second or third line rx for sinusitis. The penicillin family of drugs is considered first line for strep. ...Read more

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I had stomach flu, vomiting. Got bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). From vomiting, throat started to burn but not bad. Yellow spots appeared on my throat. Strep or vomit? Pic.

I had stomach flu, vomiting. Got bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). From vomiting, throat started to burn but not bad. Yellow spots appeared on my throat. Strep or vomit? Pic.

Gargle?: Gargle and then look at the throat again. If the spots remains, then it is not from the vomit. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not indicated for a viral infection such as stomach flu however. Call your doctor and tell him your problem. ...Read more

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I'm taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds and am having throat pain. I'm scared of getting more serious side effects. Should I stop taking it?

I'm taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds and am having throat pain. I'm scared of getting more serious side effects. Should I stop taking it?

Ask your doctor: Best to ask the person that prescribed the bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). It will depend on why you're taking it, pre-treatment symptoms, etc. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Swallowed large pill (bactrim) & it feels like it went down wrong pipe/is stuck. I'm not coughing I am clearing my throat more. Should I be worried?

Swallowed large pill (bactrim) & it feels like it went down wrong pipe/is stuck. I'm not coughing I am clearing my throat more. Should I be worried?

No immediate concern: If it went down the wrong pipe, you would be coughing severely. You swallowed it, so it went into your esophagus. Drink plenty of fluids to wash it down. It should work its way down without a problem, as a pill is not very large. ...Read more

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Does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) help a sore throat?

Most sore throats: Are viral. Shouldn't take antibiotics without an indication. Antibiotics treat bacterial infections. Get evaluated for strep throat if you have significant issue. ...Read more

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I've had flu symptoms and swollen throat and I was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and ib profen its been two weeks and no progress what does this mean?

I've had flu symptoms and swollen throat and I was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and ib profen its been two weeks and no progress what does this mean?

Re-evaluate: Someone who does not improve after two weeks of treatment needs to be re-evaluated by one's physician in case one has developed complications such as pneumonia, or in case the initial treatment or diagnosis missed the mark. ...Read more

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Prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for infection from a cut on top of my back, on day 3 of it and I feel worse. Headaches discomfort in neck now sore throat, normal?

Prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for infection from a cut on top of my back, on day 3 of it and I feel worse. Headaches discomfort in neck now sore throat, normal?

Doctor can examine: A "cut" means different things to different people. One person's cut may be one-fourth of an inch long, while another person's cut may be four inches long. Likewise, one person's cut may be down to the muscle, while another person's may be only in the skin surface. Headaches and sore throat may be a new cold or strep throat. To see if new symptoms related to the "cut"... one will need an exam. ...Read more

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Will Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) help with my cough and sore throat, I am coughing up Green Mucus?

Will Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) help with my cough and sore throat, I am coughing up Green Mucus?

....: You need to first follow up with a healthcare provider to determine why you are coughing. If pneumonia, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not the best coverage. ...Read more

Bactrim (Definition)

Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, cotrimoxazole is a combination antibiotic that is used to treat a ...Read more


Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more