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Will bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) heal an infection of the umbilicus?
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Dr. Onier Villarreal Alejandro
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Depends
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a broad-apectrum antibiotic, meaning that it target many different types of bacteria, including mrsa.
It is an adequate first-line drug for skin infections, as long as no other conditions are present. In order to be 100% certain, your would need to know what organism is causing the infection by getting cultures. Do not take any prescription drugs without seeing your physician!

In brief: Depends
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a broad-apectrum antibiotic, meaning that it target many different types of bacteria, including mrsa.
It is an adequate first-line drug for skin infections, as long as no other conditions are present. In order to be 100% certain, your would need to know what organism is causing the infection by getting cultures. Do not take any prescription drugs without seeing your physician!
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