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Bactrim For Mrsa
Sulfa for Strep: Sulfonamide drugs were frequently used for Strep throat in the 1930s but fell out of favor approximately 10 years later when it was felt that bacterial resistance has developed. However, at least one study has proven this to be false, and sulfonamide drugs may be useful for this infection in patients with allergies to more traditionally used antibiotics or with multiple infections. J Clin Microbiol. Dec 2012; 50(12): 4067–4072. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Neither actually: If you are talking about a group a strep infection, such as strep throat, an antibiotic in the penicillin family (penicillin, amoxicillin, etc.) is the preferred treatment. Otherwise a cephalosporin such as Cephalexin (keflex) is a good alternative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS overkill for inflamed/possibly infected cystic pimple. Drained by derm today, awaiting culture. Also script for mupirocin & hibiclens.
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
Depends: Depends on the organism causing the infection and its sensitivity to the drug. Best, if possible , to get a culture prior to initiating treatment. Speak to your otolaryngologist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not the best: In general, antibiotics are not recommended for sinus infections. But in severe or prolonged cases, they may be used. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not the best choice; it doesn't kill some of the common bacteria that cause sinus infections. The recommended drug is amoxicillin, provided you're not allergic to penicillin. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is not an effective treatment for lyme. ...Read more
I've been taking bactrim for a MRSA infection, which is now under control. Can I take cipro (ciprofloxacin) at the same tI me for traveler's diarrhea?
I am on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for MRSA I've been on it for 10 days and abscess is gone am i still contagious?
Skin Infection: Nope. Not likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dermatologist prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for mrsa. It cleared for two months, now it came back. On bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) again, little to no improvement halfway through.
Go to the doctor: I hear you. If a treatment is not working, especially with a potentially deadly infection, one must change the treatment or add to the treatment. Please. It is time to get help in person for this serious problem. ...Read more
Should I be worried? Puking white foam, fever, cough, pain in throat and head. Recently taken Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for MRSA, can that be the cause also?
I was just diagnosed with ca-mrsa and i'm scared since it is often resistant to drugs. I just started bactrim ds tonight. What are the chances of it not responding to any drug? How can you know if it's caught early enough? Thank you!
Partially resistant: Ca MRSA is not particularly worse than having regular staph infection. It is not related to the flesh eating bacteria scare. The choice of antibiotics is limited, but generally the infection is sensitive to at least a few of the mainstream antibiotics of which Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is one. If your doctor thought you were at great risk you would not be at home. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Culture of leg taken AFTER doc already treated it for MRSA w/Bactrim & top antib; test then back neg (false neg?). Antib in sys how lg? Retest when?
My dermatologist did a swab test from the flakes on my skin since it was peeling and they said I have MRSA. They gave me Bactrim. Is it Effective?
For what?: It is effective for various things. Growing MRSA from flakes of skin is NOT a diagnosis. Such a culture will grow mrsa from many normal people. ASK THE DERMATOLOGIST TO EXPLAIN THE DIAGNOSIS and for details about exactly what you should expect. ...Read more
Hi, I have had MRSA on my knee for 2 weeks. Been in clyndamycin for 6 days and additional bactrim yesterday after pus started coming to surface. My sk?
Question cut off: Please consider resubmitting and provide us with a clear & specific question. Thanx. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with MRSA on 11/08/13 and given bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but its not going away and i now have a new infected boil?
My doctor prescribed me bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for mrsa. The directions are 2 twice a day. Is that a normal dose?
Yes, it can be: For MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) infections, 2 ds (double strength) tabs 2x per day are often an appropriate dose. This dose is used in adults and is typically based on weight and size of the patient. Mrsa is not an infection to take lightly and properly treating this is very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a abscessin on my left groin area drained on Tuesday was giving bactrim to treat a mrsa infection it has on friday, am i contagious to my family??
No worries: Hi If they are otherwise healthy, they should be fine. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
MRSA test came back negative, but may be false neg. How soon can someone retest if they were on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and topical antibiotics PRIOR to test/culture?
Negative MRSA: We usually hope after treatment with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) / topical antibiotics that we have eliminated MRSA, so retesting 3-5 days after stopping antibiotics should yield a negative result. If one is a carrier you test the nasal swabbings for MRSA. That requires longer term -6 weeks for intranasal mupirocin as treatment . Also sometimes house pets can be carriers and repeatedly infect their owners. ...Read more
If I had a mrsa infection a month ago, folliculitis was treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Will I be colonized with mrsa from now on? Will I be a carrier?
Is it normal that after toe surgerywith phenol toe became red and swollen. 10dys Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) after MRSA was found after swabbing. But Toe is still red ?
No: No, not really normal. You have a "staph" infection. So the question is whether or not the bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) will be sufficient to cure it. There is a blood test called Crp that usually is used to show how your infection is responding to the antibiotics. If any question, the expertise of an infectious disease specialist can be helpful. ...Read more
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