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I took 3 courses of bactrim in the last 2 months but the infection returns. I can't take cipro (ciprofloxacin) and nitrof didn't work. My urine tests vere negative. The urologist is treating me symptomatically. What should I do?

I took 3 courses of bactrim in the last 2 months but the infection returns. I can't take cipro (ciprofloxacin) and nitrof didn't work. My urine tests vere negative. The urologist is treating me symptomatically. What should I do?

Culture: If the urine tests are negative or normal, then I would start to suspect something else and not "infection". Cystitis is a bladder inflammation that feels just like and infection and is a miserable problem. Interstitial cystitis would be a possibility.

But if you are saying your infection returns, then investigation into why would be next. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Infection (Definition)

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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Will omnicef work on kidney infection? Was switched to omnicef from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds because of rash and shaking.

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

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Went to doctor & hospital bad bladder infection worsening same symptoms. Fvr, chills, excruciating pain. Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) shot, tramadol, nothing works. Cryin?

Went to doctor & hospital bad bladder infection worsening same symptoms. Fvr, chills, excruciating pain. Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) shot, tramadol, nothing works. Cryin?

Kidney infection: It's sounds like you may have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis). ThIs is more serious than a bladder infection since it involves the upper urinary tract. Perhaps your doctosr should consider hospilization and iv antibiotics. ...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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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or bactrim for kidney infection?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or bactrim for kidney infection?

Depends: It depends on the bacteria, patient allergies, and other patient medications. ...Read more

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Will bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) heal an infection of the umbilicus?

Will bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) heal an infection of the umbilicus?

Depends: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a broad-apectrum antibiotic, meaning that it target many different types of bacteria, including mrsa.

It is an adequate first-line drug for skin infections, as long as no other conditions are present.

In order to be 100% certain, your would need to know what organism is causing the infection by getting cultures.

Do not take any prescription drugs without seeing your physician! ...Read more

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Have antibiotic sensibilities for my infection. Says bactrim s <=20, cipro (ciprofloxacin) s <=0.25. Does that denote efficacy? Dose requirement? Other? Thanks.

Have antibiotic sensibilities for my infection. Says bactrim s <=20, cipro (ciprofloxacin) s <=0.25. Does that denote efficacy? Dose requirement? Other? Thanks.

Depends:: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) goes out through the kidneys, so it would be an ideal drug to treat a urinary tract infection with this sensitive bug, but some tissues don't permit some drugs to soak into them. So the question is best answered knowing what is actually being treated. ...Read more

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What infections do bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat and how long does it take?

What infections do bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat and how long does it take?

Gram neg: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treats gram negative infections. Most commonly bladder infections and some types of diarrhea. Patients usually get better in a few days. ...Read more

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Hello, I have chronic (8 months on/off) epididymitis infection, been on cipro/Bactrim, had ultrasound everything normal. What else can I try?

Hello, I have chronic (8 months on/off) epididymitis infection, been on cipro/Bactrim, had ultrasound everything normal. What else can I try?

Epididymitis infec-: Tion. Please continue to see your doc and do what he/she says. Consider using natural antimicrobials such as olive leaf extract and/or colloidal silver. A natural doc or practitioner can guide you in the use of those things. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Given bactrim for uti and fluconazol for yeast infection. Yeast infection discharge has worsened to a greenish hue. Should I stop taking bactrim?

Given bactrim for uti and fluconazol for yeast infection. Yeast infection discharge has worsened to a greenish hue. Should I stop taking bactrim?

Return to doctor: Yeast usually causes little or no discharge, and usually white, not colored. I'm concerned something else is causing it. STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas may be more likely and also can cause UTI-like symptoms. Recheck with the doctor or clinic where you are being treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am two days late but I am taking bactrim (for cellulitis) and cipro (ciprofloxacin) (for bladder infection). I took a test but it was negative.?

Pregnancy?: First, if you are taking Bactrim you probably do not need to be on Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin unless you had a urine culture showing an organism resistant to the bactrim. Secondly, you do not want to be on Cipro (ciprofloxacin) if pregnant. There are no immediate known contraindications to Bactrim for pregnant humans in the first trimester. Last, you may be pregnant and not yet have a positive test. ...Read more

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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 more

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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?

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

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How common are serious side effects with the drug Bactrim? Is this drug safer than Cipro (ciprofloxacin)? I'm taking it for a prostate infection.

How common are serious side effects with the drug Bactrim? Is this drug safer than Cipro (ciprofloxacin)? I'm taking it for a prostate infection.

Prostate infection: Assuming your doc didn't have lab data demonstrating bacteria & antibiotic resistance (commonly referred to as culture & sensitivity), Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is better than Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole at getting into the prostate. All quinolones like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) carry a Black Box warning against tendonitis & tendon rupture, which while rare, is more common in elderly patients. Check out www. Drugs. Com for info ...Read more

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Which antibiotic would be best for a sinus infection? I have bactrim ds and amoxicillin 500mg

Which antibiotic would be best for a sinus infection? I have bactrim ds and amoxicillin 500mg

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

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Bladder infection doc gave me bactrim. Clear stringy discharge coming out urine hole with back pain is this normal or ok?

Bladder infection doc gave me bactrim. Clear stringy discharge coming out urine hole with back pain is this normal or ok?

Bladder infection: You may have a yeast infection that has been triggered by the antibiotic. Please check with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Stopped taking bactrim early for first time UTI (as per docs orders, 5 days). Infection is back. Now on cipro (ciprofloxacin). Do I need to worry about my kidneys?

Probably not: Alex:don't know if you are male or female! Young women are much more likely to get recurrent utis. 5 days for 1st UTI is ok.? You still have the original infection & bacteria were resistant to bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) urine culture + sensitivities could have or can tell which antibiotic will be effective. If new/recurrent infection: urinate after sex, wear cotton/non-thong underwear, avoid constipation, shower etc. ...Read more

Bactrim (Definition)

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