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Bre Says:

Hello,I have gone to the doctore today and she wants me to start this medication,I am kinda worried from what I have been reading about this medication ,I have never taken this before,I am taking it for a sist behind my ear.Should I ask my doctor for a different medication?

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B Says:

Your doctor prescribed this medication because the benefits outweigh the risks (as with all medication). A cyst behind your ear can be potentially dangerous because of the infection's proximity to your brain. Take the meds, watch for reactions and if it does not start to get better call your doctor. Make sure you drink at least 6-8 glasses of water with this medicine daily as it has the potential to crystalize in your kidneys.

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Deep Says:

Bactrim or Septran used to be most popular drug 20-30 years back in condition where there was a potential possibility of infection or mild infection where the doctor did not want to start an antibiotic straightway.This drug is strictly speaking not an antibiotic.It is very well tolerated drug given even to children and infants except minority of persons who are allergic to sulpha drugs like this one.It sometimes produced a severe life threatening reaction called Stevens-Johnson syndrome.This is the reason why many ,why most doctors who believe in taking zero risk do not prescribe drugs like Bactrim and Penicillin injections except for very specific conditions.Do not presume think that the alternative drugs you wish to ask for will not have any side effects.All drugs are double edged weapons.The person who wields this weapon must know the pros and cons very well and only after weighing both prescribes.I am very sure your doctor has weighed the options and prescribed..Another thing infection in the cyst behind your ear will not travel to brain normally.It is not in the medically definedDangerous area of Brain.-this is typically layman talk That is why my advice to you is have faith&trust in your doctor.Ask your doubts however.Cheers!!

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VerFree Says:

It would be best to take the medication that your doctor has prescribed, when it comes to antibiotics, different ones can be prescribed depending on the type of infection being treat.

The FDA lists the typical side effects of Bactrim as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea.

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