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Sulfameth/trimeth ds 800-160 mg used for?

Uti and MRSA: Trimethoprim sulfa, otherwise known as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra, can be used to treat certain urinary tract infections. It can also treat skin infections caused by mrsa. Intranasal ointment called bactroban can treat infections caused by strep or staph (impetigo). ...Read more

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Does sulfamethoxazale/trimeth lower BP? My BP is normally in the 120's over 80, but now is down to 96/58. Is there a possible connection? 53 y/o male

Does sulfamethoxazale/trimeth lower BP? My BP is normally in the 120's over 80, but now is down to 96/58. Is there a possible connection? 53 y/o male

No-not a BP drug: Sulfamethoxazale/trimeth is a common antibiotic, Septra or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) by brand name, that has been used for years to treat a variety of simple common infections in the urinary tract, GI system and lungs. This agent does not lower blood pressure at all, and other causes such as acute blood loss, or anemia from other sources must be excluded. Please visit your MD for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I cure treath or relieve hemorroids?

How can I cure treath or relieve hemorroids?

Water and fiber: Drinking plenty of water and taking a fiber supplement will help. Hemorrhoids are varicose veins in the rectum. Decreasing the pressure of defecation will help a lot. If no help after a few weeks see your surgeon. ...Read more

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I keep coughing because some liquid (I think) keeps getting on my troath! What's this? How to fix this?

I keep coughing because some liquid (I think) keeps getting on my troath! What's this? How to fix this?

What liquid?: Please see your doctor for an exam. More details are needed. How long have you been coughing? Any mucus with your cough? Trouble breathing? Chest pain? Fever? ...Read more

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Is Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome life-treathing? In fact, this makes me FULLY awake during my classes but in the evening I have big problems...

Is Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome life-treathing? In fact, this makes me FULLY awake during my classes but in the evening I have big problems...

Try to treat it: Currently ASPD is not known to be more life-threatening than, say, obstructive sleep apnea. ASPD patients usually fall asleep between 6-8pm & wake up before dawn. Treating ASPD with bright light therapy in the evenings or with chronotherapy would be the most healthful approach for you. See a sleep specialist. http://www.sleepassociation.org/index.php?p=advancedsleepphasesyndrome ...Read more

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I have a little troath ache. What to do?

I have a little troath ache. What to do?

Needs evaluation. : See your dentist before it gets worse. Could be one of several causes, for which evaluation including dental x-ray is needed. ...Read more

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My upper diagframa is paralysed have 70 oksygen capasity in my lungs is this possible to treath with stam cells?

My upper diagframa is paralysed have 70 oksygen capasity in my lungs is this possible to treath with stam cells?

Diaphragm: Usually paralysis of half a diaphragm is a nerve injury. Nerve injuries are less likely than other types of tissue (muscle, bone, etc) to respond to stem cell regeneration. Also, the way stem cells would be integrated would be difficult. ...Read more

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I have fever over 40°C. I also have soarth troath and I've already took a shower to cool myself down. What is that and how can I lower the fever?

I have fever over 40°C. I also have soarth troath and I've already took a shower to cool myself down. What is that and how can I lower the fever?

Acetaminophen : This will help lower the fever. Also, known as paracetamol in Europe. You should probably see you general practitioner however. Make sure to stay well hydrated! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What if I don't drink plenty of water with my antibiotic? Trimeth/sulfate.

What if I don't drink plenty of water with my antibiotic? Trimeth/sulfate.

DRINK: Especially if being treated for an uti. Medicine should be taken on a full stomach, 8-10 glasses of water daily. ...Read more

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I have 2 little afta or urcers in my troath, is that infection, redness around?

I have 2 little afta or urcers in my troath, is that infection, redness around?

Apthous ulcers?: It sounds like u r telling me u have apthous ulcers which are painful and can be large and painful enough to make eating too painful. I don't know what your HIV status is b/c in my positive patients they can get these on a regular basis. U do not need to have HIV to get these. We don't know what the causative agent is. In order to make diagnosis they need to seen by ur physician ...Read more

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Recently, everytime I speak even shoftly, I start coughing because of no reason and I also feel something strange on my troath. What could it be?

Recently, everytime I speak even shoftly, I start coughing because of no reason and I also feel something strange on my troath. What could it be?

Throat irritation: If you are not an asthmatic, it is likely that the back of your throat has been irritated : by bacteria(strep or others), viruses, swallowing something abrasive, or perhaps severe gastroesophageal reflux causing throat irritation from stomach acid. Explore the possibilities with a doctor to get at how to treat the appropriate cause... ...Read more

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For 2 days I have a lump in the troath and I am verry nervosse. I have hypotiroid and I didn't take tratament for one month. Can be a cause for that?

For 2 days I have a lump in the troath and I am verry nervosse. I have hypotiroid and I didn't take tratament for one month. Can be a cause for that?

Many causes: Of lump in throat, enlarged thyroid is one of them. You should take your thyroid medicine as prescribed if you have hypothyroidism. Ask your doctor to discuss the many other causes of throat mass. ...Read more

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How to relive the feeling if a lump in your triat from acid reflex?

How to relive the feeling if a lump in your triat from acid reflex?

You could try: Elevating your head by using pillows while you sleep. Or refraining from eating for 2 hours before bedtime. And otc acid inhibitors such as Omeprazole might help. If it persists, you should see a doctor for more specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sore troath since Monday, but luckly not bad enough to lose my voice. It's a bit brothering... How to cure it? Thanks.

I have a sore troath since Monday, but luckly not bad enough to lose my voice. It's a bit brothering... How to cure it? Thanks.

Sore throat: You can gargle with warm salt water. 2 to 3 tap salt to one quart of water. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the pain.
If this does not work then see your family doctor for Flonase nasal spray for the post nasal drip.
Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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I had trouble swallowing my pills. What should I do? Can I crush them?(taking sulfameth/trimeth 800-160mg twice a day and occasional ibuprofen 600mg)

I had trouble swallowing my pills. What should I do? Can I crush them?(taking sulfameth/trimeth 800-160mg twice a day and occasional ibuprofen 600mg)

Depends: Those two are ok to crush, but some pills should not be (long-acting forms), so best to ask your pharmacist with new medicines if ok to crush. Those two also come as liquid, so could ask dr to write for liquid rx, and pediprofen/others over the counter forms of ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Hello docs. After having a fever, I think i have periodental deasease. And cold troath and slightly clogged nose. It bothwrs me when I eat. Painfull?

Hello docs. After having a fever, I think i have periodental deasease. And cold troath and slightly clogged nose. It bothwrs me when I eat. Painfull?

Unrelated: Colds are viral and do not cause bacterial gum disease. You may coincidentally have both gum disease and a cold. Go find out. See a Periodontist, a gum/bone specialist, for an informed opinion. ...Read more

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Sore troath, severe nasal congestion since yesterday. I had a hard night. What seems to cause these and what can I do?

Sore troath, severe nasal congestion since yesterday. I had a hard night. What seems to cause these and what can I do?

Probable virus: Nasal congestion and sore throat together is most likely viral or allergic. Allergies tend to be seasonal at same time each year with sneezing, itchy eyes and nose. A strep or mono infection is usually sore throat alone and no nasal congestion. Caused by transfer of bug from hands to mouth. WASH HANDS a lot! ...Read more

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I have caugh and a running nose. Also, I have a headacke and a sore troath and sometimes I'm tired. Is it better to take off for a week?

I have caugh and a running nose. Also, I have a headacke and a sore troath and sometimes I'm tired. Is it better to take off for a week?

?URI: You appear to have an upper respiratory infection, which could be the common cold or a bacterial infection. Both, if treated correctly, including rest and fluids, can get better in a few days, so taking off a week would be up to you and your doctor. ...Read more

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I have no feeling in my troath, mouth and lips. My doctor says the only thing we can do is wait. Is here anyone who have an idea of what it can be?

I have no feeling in my troath, mouth and lips. My doctor says the only thing we can do is wait. Is here anyone who have an idea of what it can be?

See a Neurologist: Lack of sensation is a serious matter. It can be signs of a stroke or a brain tumor. You should have an evaluation by a neurologist (doctor who specializes in the nervous system) as soon as possible. Do not wait. ...Read more

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I quit smoking cannabis? Since 4th day I have had troath discomfort and pleghm for 2 days. Could this be cancer? I'm just 21. Is it just paranoia?

I quit smoking cannabis? Since 4th day I have had troath discomfort and pleghm for 2 days. Could this be cancer? I'm just 21. Is it just paranoia?

Probably not: When you smoke (cannabis, cigarettes, etc) the little hairs (cilia) in your respiratory tract get paralyzed. Thus, they don't move the secretions out of your lungs. Now that you've stopped, those cilia are "waking up" and getting rid of the secretions left in your lungs. This is the same reason smokers have a higher chance of pneumonia. ...Read more

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Vaccine in a few days. My brother has fever, runny nose and sore troath. What cold remedy he can use that won't affect the vaccine?

Vaccine in a few days. My brother has fever, runny nose and sore troath. What cold remedy he can use that won't affect the vaccine?

Supportive care: Rest, fluids, and OTC medications like motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) for aches and pains. The typical cold last 7-10 days; post vaccine symptoms are usually gone after 48-72 hrs ...Read more

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