Can ip 272 (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) be used to treat vaginal bacterial infections?

Not really. This antibiotic is used most commonly in women for bladder infections. It does not cover the common organisms that cause bacterial vaginitis.
Sulfa -Trimethoprim. Depending on the sensitivity of the organism isolated, sulfamethoxazole - trimethoprim can be a very effective treatment for your condition. If the cultured organism is sensitive, i applaud your doctor for using this time tested antimicrobial rather than prescribing a newer broad spectrum antimicrobial where overuse results in resistant organisms in the future.

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Can I take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for tinea bacterial infection?

Kinda, sorta. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS is brand name for sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. As such, it is not used to treat tinea or fungal infections, which require antifungals, some of which are available over-the-counter (while no antibiotics are, at least not in the States). With that said, some fungal infections can become superinfected by bacteria & thus require Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS. Read more...

My best friend had surgery do to a bacterial infection. He's allergic to everything. They gave him bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Is there a home/natural remedy to help?

Hard to say. If your boyfriend had surgery, a number of bacterial infections that are possible -- but we can't know without further information. Please allow your friend's doctors to treat him -- and don't rely on home or "natural" remedies to treat something without knowing what it is. Read more...

I had bacterial infection in right side of throat. Doctor gave bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) tab. After taking 2tbs my throat got inflammed hw to reduce inflammation doc?

Possible abscess. People with a bacterial throat infection of unknown cause may sometimes have a developing abscess which may not be sensitive to the original antibiotic prescribed. –you need reevaluation. call your doc. Read more...
See your Dr. Lots of unanswered questions: Was your Dr treating a Strep throat? Was it tonsillitis? Or did you have some other type of infection.? Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not prescribed for Strep throat. If you believe the throat got worse after taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) it could be an allergic reaction or it could be the infection is not responding to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). See your Dr. Read more...

Recently had a mrsa infection in groin area, red bumps. Treated with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 2 weeks ago now I have vaginal burning, no sores. Could it still be mrsa?

Not necessarily. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Use of antibiotics can sometimes lead to yeast infections. Let your doctor know about your symptoms. Read more...

If I had a mrsa infection a month ago, folliculitis was treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Will I be colonized with mrsa from now on? Will I be a carrier?

Mrsa. If you finished the antibiotics you should not be colonized with Mrsa colonization usually occurs in the nose. If you are concerned your doctor can do a nasal culture to be sure. Read more...
You probably were. for some time prior to the infection. These typically occur from the germs which are on the skin. These tend to stay the same over time. So, if previous MRSA, it is expected to stay there. Read more...