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Index finger has had a swole/itchy/painful nail bed for +/-6mo. 2mo ago doc gave me bactrium Rx,But hasnt cleared up,now my pinky is the same way.help?

Index finger has had a swole/itchy/painful nail bed for +/-6mo. 2mo ago doc gave me bactrium Rx,But hasnt cleared up,now my pinky is the same way.help?

Evaluation: Hi, you need an evaluation to make sure infection is superficial and doesn't need drainage. what kind of job do you have? are you in contact with salt water, fresh water, cleaning pool or hot tubs? Surfing? gardening? ...Read more

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Bactrim (Definition)

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


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I'm taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a UTI and I had sun exposure and I'm itchy. Anything I should do? Thanks

I'm taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a UTI and I had sun exposure and I'm itchy.  Anything I should do?  Thanks

Yes: Bacterium is a sulfonamide and that group of drugs has Sun sensitivity. So, be cautious of Sun until a few days after course is over , and take an antihistamine for the itch. ...Read more

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I'm on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a uti. Been taking it for about 5 days. Just tonight I noticed big itchy red welts all over my body. Alergic reaction?

I'm on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a uti. Been taking it for about 5 days. Just tonight I noticed big itchy red welts all over my body.  Alergic reaction?

Yes: You are most likely experiencing an allergic reaction to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Because one component of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is sulfamethoxazole, you should not take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) if you are allergic to sulfa drugs. Severe dermatologic reactions, including fatalities have been reported with the use of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Discontinue the antibiotic and see your doctor for an alternative treatment/follow-up. ...Read more

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How worried should I be about swollen cervical lymph? Took zpac for sinus, still swollen, on day 4 of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Neck itchy 3 weeks prior, related? Ty

How worried should I be about swollen cervical lymph?  Took zpac for sinus, still swollen, on day 4 of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).  Neck itchy 3 weeks prior, related? Ty

Wait and see: Sounds like you recently took a lot of antibiotics. After Azithromycin and bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) you do not need any more. Commonly with a sinus infection, post nasal drip can cause a scratchy throat. Swollen lymph nodes are a nonspecific symptom which can indicate infection, inflammation or malignacy. Your symptoms should improve within 1-2 weeks. If not a return visit to your doctor is indicated. ...Read more

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Had itchy dark rash under l breast for 5 weeks aftertaking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) it appeared took over counter meds won't go away could it be breastcancer im scared?

Had itchy dark rash under l breast for 5 weeks aftertaking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) it appeared took over counter meds won't go away could it be breastcancer im scared?

No breast cancer: Will not present that way , most likely you may have fungal infection under breast fold , due to sweating , excoriated skin, see your doctor even better see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Had UTI, took Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and 1 diflucan pill to take after. 2 weeks later have a lot of burning in vulva and itchiness. Is this a yeast infection?

Had UTI, took Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and 1 diflucan pill to take after. 2 weeks later have a lot of burning in vulva and itchiness. Is this a yeast infection?

UTI treatment: Frequently Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) will successfully treat the bug causing your UTI. But sometimes not. I would get a mid-stream collection of your urine at the lab and send it for a culture and sensitivity. That test will what antibiotics will kill the bug. Your doc can check to see if you have a yeast infection. I counsel women to eat yogurt with live cultures when I prescribe an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Allergy to bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) I was using an albuterol sulfate inhaler. I have muscle aches, large itchy bumps, and abdominal pain. These two allergies related?

Allergy to bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) I was using an albuterol sulfate inhaler. I have muscle aches, large itchy bumps, and abdominal pain. These two allergies related?

No: Sulfa in Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is entirely different from sulfate which is rather inert. Muscle spasm may result from albuterol especially when used above the recommended dose or frequency but would not account for the itchy bumps. I suspect that your problem is likely from a viral infection but do consult your doctor if the problem gets worse or persists for more than a few days. ...Read more

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I have a MRSA infection that consists of itchy pimples on my arms, back, and belly. I am taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 10 days. After 5, little improvement.

I have a MRSA infection that consists of itchy pimples on my arms, back, and belly. I am taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 10 days. After 5, little improvement.

Infectious disease: I think after this much time and your recurring questions, it may be time to see an infectious disease specialist or to get an opinion from an expert in person. ...Read more

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Why are my hands red and itchy?

Why are my hands red and itchy?

Not much to go on...: Without more information even a clairvoyant may be stumped, but i've seen this at times in an allergic reaction - hives. If it stays localized, it's not too serious but it can suddenly spread. If it spreads to internal places and includes swelling it can be, quite rapidly, very dangerous. If you can take benadryl, (diphenhydramine) take a dose now. It may go away. If not, go to urgent care or er. They'll handle it. ...Read more

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My hands get really itchy, what is it?

Pompholyx: You most likely have pompholyx, a common type of eczema affecting hands, fingers, and sometimes feet, also known as dyshidrotic eczema. The cause is not known, but may be related to problems with sweating. It can get infected by bacteria and get aggravated by contact with irritants such as water, soaps and detergents. You need to be evaluated by a physician with a good history and exam. ...Read more

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Someone touched my hand now its itchy?

Someone touched  my  hand now its itchy?

Itch: It could be anxiety. It could be scabies to just allergic reaction to a perfume or a hand cream they were using. If it persists may use OTC Hydrocortisone cream 2 x a day for 1 week ...Read more

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What can cause itchy spots on my hand?

It could be: eczema, fungal infection, pustulosis. Please consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I use for winter hands.They are really itchy?

What can I use for winter hands.They are really itchy?

Potent moisturizer: Avoid irritant and solvents during the day. Apply a good quality hand cream or vaseline at night - you may wear gloves to prevent spreading vaseline. Low dose Hydrocortisone may also be useful. ...Read more

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Why is it that my hands turn red & itchy when I do spring cleaning?

Why is it that my hands turn red & itchy when I do spring cleaning?

Contact dermatitis: You may be using some cleaning materials to which your skin is quite sensitive and you are developing reactions to these. Try wearing protective gloves, and treat your hands afterwards with a topical aloe-containing lotion or a low dose topical steroid. ...Read more