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Bactrim DS - I have a infection where I had tooth pulled Ive got bactrimds 800 can I take this?
Question posted by ginaparker on 13 May 2012
Last updated on 13 May 2012
I think you are ok to take this antibioitic, but have to disagree about the warm salt water rinses. My dentist says to never rinse with salt water after having a tooth pulled. It can cause you to have what is called a dry socket. Please call your dentist first thing in the morning...
Bactrim is sulfa, and if you are not allergic to the rim, go ahead and take it. If you have any swelling of tongue or throat, this is a sign of allergy, do NOT take any more. Warm salty water rinses, like Kaismama said, will be helpful, even peroxide, but it will foam wuite a bit, just a warning. There is mouth rinse called Biotene, it is for dry mouth, does NOT have alcohol, but helps with any sort of mouth irritation, it is in drug stores and mass retail stores, along with mouthwashes or toothpastes, and it works really well. Alternate the warm salty water swishes with the Biotene, and hope you feel better soon. Patti
I've never seen bactrim used for oral infections, but I don't see that it would hurt. My recommendation would be to rinse your mouth with warm salt water frequently today and call your dentist as soon as the office opens in the am.
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