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How worried should I be about swollen cervical lymph? Took zpac for sinus, still swollen, on day 4 of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Neck itchy 3 weeks prior, related? Ty

Wait and see. Sounds like you recently took a lot of antibiotics. After Azithromycin and bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) you do not need any more. Commonly with a sinus infection, post nasal drip can cause a scratchy throat. Swollen lymph nodes are a nonspecific symptom which can indicate infection, inflammation or malignacy. Your symptoms should improve within 1-2 weeks. If not a return visit to your doctor is indicated. Read more...

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...

Swollen lymph node on left side of collar bone next to shoulder. Was told it was staph, no blood work. Took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but still there, been a month

Possible other dx. This potentially may represent a different and more complex situation. If no response from antibiotics and progressive you should see your doctor. Read more...

How long does it take for bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to take down a swollen gland in the neck?

Lymphadenopathy. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an antibiotic combination that will treat some infections. The swollen lymph node is the body's reaction to an inflammation which may have been the infection you are treating, but how fast it recedes will have little to do with the treatment. Read more...

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) turned one swollen lymph node into numerous ones. Blood labs came back normal. Going to get biopsy tomorrow. Any suggestions?

Biopsy. A biopsy is very reasonable given your history. Many different types of biopsies are available. You could have an excisional biopsy where a surgeon removes a lymph node or an fna where a small number of cells are removed via a slender needle or you could have a core biopsy (uses much larger needle). As a pathologist i prefer to see an excisional biopsy or a core. Good luck. Let us know result. Read more...
Biopsy. Enlarged lymph nodes can be caused by many things. A trial of antibiotics is sometimes warranted to attempt to treat an underlying infection. If that doesn't help, obtaining a biopsy can be very helpful in ascertaining the cause. A pathologist will examine the biopsy and special tests can be run on the sample if need be to help determine cause. I hope you get an answer and feel better soon. Read more...

2 month persistent throat pain/swollen tonsils. Doctor is prescribing bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Already tried caphalexin 5 weeks ago. Help mildly. Thoughts please?

Pharyngitis/tonsilit. This is either not due to bacterial infection or, less likely, you are infected with an organism resistant to these antibiotics. Suspect you might have infectious mononucleosis or a mononucleosis-like syndrome. Best to see an ENT doctor or an infectious diseases expert. Hope this helps. Read more...

Anxiety at its worst. On bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for tooth abscess. Jaw hurts, feels kinda swollen in throat. How would I know if its spread to throat and closing?

See MD asap. Not my 1st choice of antibiotic. Especially since we can't personally examine you, and know nothing about your medical and dental history, i would recommend that you see a physician (your own pcp, 24/7 emergency medical facility or er of an emergency room) asap. It's always better to be safe than sorry. These things can go downhill quickly. It's also better to have someone drive or accompany you. Read more...
Seek help now. You have cause for concern. This needs to be attended to by dentist asap. If you can't see one today, seek care in an urgent care facility or the er at your local hospital. Read more...
You are right. To be concerned & should seek care in immediate future with an oral & maxillofacial surgeon. That being said, i don't want you to be alarmed. Things you should look out for - fever/chills, nausea/vomiting, pain on swallowing, difficulty swallowing, severe limited range of motion, stridor, malaise, swelling that has progressed & is traveling from one side of neck to midline & across. Read more...