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On vacation with my kids and I have been put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for infected sweat gland we are going to water park will I be ok in sun? This was preplanned

On vacation with my kids and I have been put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for infected sweat gland we are going to water park will I be ok in sun? This was preplanned

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) should be ok: I would recommend sunscreens and dun ptotective clothing. Traditionally the tetracyclines and quinolones are more likely to make you sun sensitive Sulfa usually are ok ...Read more

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Given bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for infected sweat gland in arm pit, this ok? Worried about possible side effects. And how long does it take to work?

Given bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for infected sweat gland in arm pit, this ok? Worried about possible side effects. And how long does it take to work?

Bacterial sensitivit: You seem to have an infected lymph node. Statistically the most common organism is staph. aureus which is killed by a penicillin class antibiotic. If your swelling is going down quickly great; if not then you have to get a new antibiotic and get the lymph node incised and drained if possible by a breast surgeon or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can lump from sweat gland or hair follicle be painless and infected?

Can lump from sweat gland or hair follicle be painless and infected?

Yes when small: The white-heads acne are typical examples of an infected sweat gland/hair follicle, which is often painless when tiny/small. When coalescedd involving few together or enlarged is called a furuncle(picture here), and even larger (two or more furuncles) is a carbuncle which are commonly known as boils which can be quite painful and needs treatment. If you have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you stop sweat glands from getting clogged?

How do you stop sweat glands from getting clogged?

Facial scrub: Warm soapy water. Rinse and repeat. For a natural facial scrub try blending 1 cucumber 1/4 c oats 1/8 c corn meal 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 juice of fresh lemon and 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil. As for other facial complications all part of being a kid. Try not to touch your face. ...Read more

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Showering 2-3x a day due to sweat glands. How can I combat?

Showering 2-3x a day due to sweat glands. How can I combat?

Sweat: If you are sweating a lot during the winter, when it is cold. you should visit your doctor. There are conditions like hyperhydrosis that cause excessive sweating and need a medical evaluation. Otherwise, controlling our temperature and getting into good cardiovascular shape can help. Elevated temperature may also cause this. The best advice is to visit your physician for a physical exam. ...Read more

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What are sweat glands?

What are sweat glands?

Water secreting: Mammal have glands in the skin that excrete water to regulate body temperature. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. https://www.britannica.com/science/sweat-gland For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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