If I am allergic to Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can I take cephalexin for strep throat?
Yes. it should be fine. as long as you are not allergic to penicillins or cephalosporins taking cephalexin is ok. good luck.
Usually yes. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and cephalexin don't share any cross-reactive features. However, people with drug allergy, might be more prone for drug allergies in general. I'm not sure Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or cephalexin are the best treatments for strep throat. Penicillin V is usually the best antibiotic for step throat. Better cephalosporins than cephalexin might be cefuroxime, cefpodoxime, cefdinir, ceftriaxone.
No. Not an acceptable treatment for strep. Read more...
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...