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Could sulfameth/trimethoprim work for skin abces's?

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Dr. Jane Eason
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)

Yes! SMX/TMP (Bactrim) is now a commonly used, first choice antibiotic, for resistant strains of Staph aureus infections (MRSA), which are now extremely common.
If your doctor is using this antibiotic, either MRSA is suspected or proven from a culture.

In brief: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)

Yes! SMX/TMP (Bactrim) is now a commonly used, first choice antibiotic, for resistant strains of Staph aureus infections (MRSA), which are now extremely common.
If your doctor is using this antibiotic, either MRSA is suspected or proven from a culture.
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Dr. Vicki Levine
if you get a rash while you are taking this antibiotic stop it and call the doctor immediately
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