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Which bacterial infections does sulfameth/trimethoprim treat?

Which bacterial infections does sulfameth/trimethoprim treat?

Many: Sulfa/trimethoprim is active against many bacteria including gram negative bacilli like e. Coli, gram positive cocci like staphylococcus aureus including mrsa. It is also active against the protozoa toxoplasmosis and the fungus pneumocystis carinii. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Can ip 272 (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) be used to treat vaginal bacterial infections?

Can ip 272 (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) be used to treat vaginal bacterial infections?

Not really: This antibiotic is used most commonly in women for bladder infections. It does not cover the common organisms that cause bacterial vaginitis. ...Read more

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Want to know if Trimethoprim is effective to treat a UTI ?

Yes...: Its combination with sulfa makes it a more effective agent to treat UTI. ...Read more

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Does polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim treat stye?

Does polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim treat stye?

No: Styes are not infections. Those are antibiotics. This is a common misconception. Warm compresses are the main treatment for styes. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Does the drug sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim treat acne i just got it for my acne?

Does the drug sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim treat acne i just got it for my acne?

Acne sulfa: The drug sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim would be able to treat acne but except in unusual cases it is not a good drug to treat acne. The main reason is that there are many other safer medications to use for long term treatment , particularly members of the tetracycline family. Rarely a person can have an adverse reaction to sulfa drugs that can be very severe. I have seen 4 people die from it. ...Read more

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Can sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim treat chlamydia? ?

Can sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim treat chlamydia? ?

Chlamydia Infection: Nope. That antibiotic is not known for efficacy against chlamydia. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Carlin
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Doctor prescribed me sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim 800mg/160mg to treat a stye, will that work? I've had it for 1month, it popped but came back

Doctor prescribed me sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim 800mg/160mg to treat a stye, will that work?  I've had it for 1month, it popped  but came back

Have it checked: If it came back, I would be concerned that it may not be just a stye. It could be a chalazion, which is an inflammation in one of the oil glands that may need to be incised, or something else. I'm would suggest seeing an ophthalmologist who should be able to help you. ...Read more

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Ways sulfameth/trimethoprim used for? Can it be used for cold or congestion

Ways sulfameth/trimethoprim used for?  Can it be used for cold or congestion

No: Tmp/smx or Bactrim is a medication commonly used for skin or lung infections. Cold-like symptoms such as cough, congestion are more likely viral and will not respond to an antibiotic. Try using an antihistamine and decongestants to overcome your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Could sulfameth/trimethoprim work for skin abces's?

Could sulfameth/trimethoprim work for skin abces's?

Incise and drain: Hi. The cardinal treatment for an abscess is incision and drainage. Antibiotics play a role AFTER incision and drainage. Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, among others, could be used, but without first incising and draining the abscess, they won't work. Good luck! ...Read more

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