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Can Bactrim Be Used For Sinus Infection
I'm now taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) because Bactrim didn't help my sinus infection. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) helped me before when I had sinusitis so will it help me now?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may or may: Not help, depending on the type of infection. With sinusitis, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not a first choice treatment. However if it helped you before, it certainly may do that again. I would make sure I see a healthcare provider sooner than later if you don't feel well after, say, 5 days being on Cipro (ciprofloxacin). And you usually need antibiotic treatment for 10-14 days minimum for bacterial sinusitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...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
This is my 15th day of 15 day treatment w/Bactrim for sinus infection. 15 min. After taking next to last pill in bottle, got hives. Related?
Possible allergy: If a person is allergic to a medication, it may take repeated exposure to the drug before the development of the allergic symptom or sign, for example, itching, hives or rash. So getting hives on the last day of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) therapy is suggestive of allergy to the medication. Please inform your health care provider of this reaction. ...Read more
I have had a bad sinus infection for weeks. I was put on Cipro (ciprofloxacin). then I developed a bladder infection so I was switched to Bactrim. Then put on doxy?
Clarify the question: To be put on antibiotics for prolonged periods is not ideal but necessary if medical condition demands it. Hope you feel better to get some antibiotic-free time to enjoy life! ...Read more
Got prescriptiong for bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for sinus infection reading the side effects makes me nervous, should I be?
Be aware that: Side effects are "potential". It doesn't mean that you will suffer from all of the described problems. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I effectively take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for staph and Amoxicillan for sinus infection at the same time?
Yes but unnecessary: There are few bacteria (in the sinus or anywhere else) treated with amoxicillin that are not equally well treated with sulfa-trimethoprim (Bactrim). And taking both will increase the risk of side effects, especially diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. Probably OK to stop the amoxicillin, but first check with your doctor. ...Read more
Just finished bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) from sinus infection. Will this effect upcoming annual routine blood/urine tests I need done? Or how long should I wait?
Unlikely to be pbm: This should have little or no effect on these studies. Go ahead with the schedule you have. ...Read more
I've been on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for my sinus infection for a couple days. Yesterday after dinner, I spiked a fever out of no where. Is this a side effect?
Infection-related?: Fevers are usually related to the medical condition but, yes, can be related to medications, as well. See the provider who prescribed the antibiotics to help suss out whether you're getting worse or having a reaction to the medication. ...Read more
When can a simple sinus infection become something worse? Took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 7 days, now excruciating headaches and awful smell in my nose.
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?
Both can work: Levaquin is an excellent antibiotic for sinusitis, although very expensive and with the rare, but significant side effect of tendonopathy and tendon rupture. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (septra) is also good, and a fraction of the cost. I culture many of patients sinuses and am consistently surprised the number of bacteria sensitive to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
Bactrim: started taken today (took 1 pill) for sinus infection. Had dizziness, shaky feeling & nausea. Should I call dr back or give med more time.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): No, call your doctor and tell him about your symptoms. ...Read more
I was taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for sinus infection. Took last pill sunday and I still don't feel any better. Headache weak stuffy pressure. Two weeks of this now?
I'm taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a sinus infection because I'm allergic to penicillen. Is this a strong and effective antibiotic?
Possibly not: Most sinus infections do not need antibiotics. Based on the 2012 IDSA guidelines, Doxycycline is a reasonable alternative for first-line therapy and can be used in patients with penicillin allergy. A respiratory fluoroquinolone (levofloxacin or moxifloxacin) is another option for penicillin-allergic patients. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Macrolides are not recommended because of high resistance rates. ...Read more
How long does it take for bactrum to start working for a sinus infection. Six days now of taking it. Alot of pressure in face and head still?
Perhaps not infectio: Perhaps it's not an infection. Other things can cause sinus symptoms, such as allergies. Most sinus infections by the way do clear up within 5-7 days without antibiotics. Infact lately there been alot of attention towards medically unnecessary treatments, and antibiotics for sinus infections is often one of them. Feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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