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Does Bactrim treat boils?

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4 Aug 2010

Hi, Yes it will help you.-

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim) is a prescription antibiotic approved to treat a variety of different infections. In addition to treating infections, it is also approved to prevent one particular infection, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, in people with a weakened immune system.

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Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Watchful waiting - boils will often self-resolve.
Surgical lancing and drainage
Good skin hygiene
Avoid picking at the boil
Avoid squeezing the boil
Warm compresses
Heating pad
Antibiotics - if there is surrounding cellulitis, multiple or recurrent boils
Mupirocin ointment to the lesion and nose - for recurrent boils
Antibacterial body wash - for recurrent boils

Take care and good luck.-

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brian8874 6 Apr 2011

yes it will help I get boils too they hurt bad I get them inside nose, neck. armpits and they dont know why just say staff infection or hair follicles let me say they hurt bad when they lance also also depends on who lances them some thinks its fun to pop the suckers while u scream in pain

brian8874 6 Apr 2011

and make sure they give u something for the pain like vicodin this ibuprofen does not help it hurts because its direct on skin and when they push on it like the worse pain in the world.


4 Aug 2010

This person says yes;
My doctor gave me Bactrim for serious boils that developed in my underarm, the medication worked wonders
So I'd say yup.
God is good

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