I'm prescribed Bactrim and cephalexin to take together for a skin infection. I'm in pain, so can I take either Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain?
Should be fine. If the pain persists beyond a few days while on the antibiotics, a re evaluation with your physician would be advised.
Currently on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Cephalexin for a skin infection. Added Advil for pain but it still hurts too much. Anything stronger I can take?
Assess for abscess. Though other pain meds are available, if you just started the regimen, then you may experiencing increasing pain the day after- it's called the "antibiotic effect". This pain will decrease over the course of treatment. Otherwise, if the infected skin is warm, red, very tender, swollen and boggy/fluctuant, then it may be an abscess- if so, see your prescribing doctor for re-evaluation. Read more...