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Dr. John Landi
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Trimethoprim (Definition)

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What infections does sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 treat?

What infections does sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 treat?

Treatment: It is often used to treat MRSA as well as utis, and ear infections. ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) be used to treat hidradenitis suppertiva?

Depends. . .: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) only works against those bacteria that are sensitive to it, just like diesel fuel is only good for a diesel engine. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds00818 for more info. With that said, if your doc is concerned for MRSA (bacterial w/multiple drug resistance), Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an option (http://www. Cdc. Gov/mrsa/treatment/). ...Read more

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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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Can septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) be used to temporarily treat an infected abscess tooth?

Can septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) be used to temporarily treat an infected abscess tooth?

Risky...: I would always see a doctor with an infected abscessed tooth. Infections can get out of control and be life threatening. Please seek a dentist.... ...Read more

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I have a UTI and got Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) today to treat it but I'm having pain on a lump on the back of my head. I'm curious to if its a lymph node and if its norm?

I have a UTI and got Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) today to treat it but I'm having pain on a lump on the back of my head. I'm curious to if its a lymph node and if its norm?

Maybe (not). . .: Urinary tract infections do not cause swollen lymph nodes, especially not so distant as the back of one's head. While this lump could represent a lymph node, it could also be an infected cyst or folliculitis. Since it's painful, please go see your Family Doc for evaluation & appropriate treatment. In the meantime, finish your antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have z pack and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) refills at home can it be used to treat bacterial vaginosis?

I have z pack and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) refills at home can it be used to treat bacterial vaginosis?

No: Neither is a good treatment for BV, but that diagnosis can only be made by a gynecologist. Please see one to be sure you do have BV and have a specific med prescribed. ...Read more

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My BF has been on sulfa/trimethoprim 800 2x day for 8 months to treat skin. Is this affecting his fertility? TTC whole time and negative each month.

My BF has been on sulfa/trimethoprim 800 2x day for 8 months to treat skin. Is this affecting his fertility? TTC whole time and negative each month.

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per google are you taking Toronto Transit Commission or trying to conceive? - suspect the later. BF taking a full dose of antibiotic for a long time. "No adverse effects on fertility or general reproductive performance were observed in rats given oral dosages as high as 350 mg/kg/day sulfamethoxazole plus 70 mg/kg/day trimethoprim." does not appear to be issue in humans either. ...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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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat mrsa?

MRSA: Local skin lesions are generally easily treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra, assuming you are not allergic to sulfa drugs. ...Read more

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Does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat herpes?

Does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat herpes?

No, it does not: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (also called Septra or Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole) is an antibiotic for treating bacterial infections. It does not stop viruses. Thus, it does not treat herpes infections, which are caused by viruses. ...Read more

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Is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) an effective medication to treat Prostatitis?

Is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) an effective medication to treat Prostatitis?

Yes: Other supportive measures include stool softeners, antipyretics, bed rest. Important to make sure there is no abscess or any other complication. Urological evaluation may be needed, ...Read more

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Does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat shingles?

Does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat shingles?

No bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for virus: No. Only is there is a secondary infection. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an anti-biotics and works against certain bacteria. Shingles is due to a virus (herpes zoster) virus and antibiotics do not work against viruses. ...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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My two year old was treated with polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim. He developed hives all over within five hours. What caused this?

My two year old was treated with polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim. He developed hives all over within five hours. What caused this?

Many causes of hives: A 2 year old with hives 5 hours after taking polymyxin and trimethoprim. Hives most commonly occur in kids because of an underlying viral infection. If there is an allergy to a medication, the hives would usually occur within 30 min to an hour after ingestion. The hives could have been related to either medication. See pediatrician or allergist if not resolving with antihistamines ...Read more

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