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resistant, or not ?
Started by Lori
Posted: November 7, 2007 at 01:38
If you have been treated twice with bactrim in the last month and the boils keep coming back does that mean it is resistant to bactrim??
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Re: resistant, or not ?
Reply #1 by Nancy R
Posted: November 7, 2007 at 13:17
You need to be cultured. That way, they can tell whether or not your particular strain has become resistant to bactrim.
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Reply #2 by Arrow
Posted: November 8, 2007 at 03:15
I would suspect that it is resistant but a culture MUST be done to find out and to find the right antibiotic.
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Reply #3 by lori
Posted: November 9, 2007 at 04:45
thanks for the replies. Im pushing for that so far he has gotten small ones the dr popped it open and put betadine or something like that on it so I guess i just have to wait until he gets one thats big enough to be cultured. I was wondering tho cant they just do a nose swab on him? isnt it possible that a swab could tell us if he has it or not?
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Reply #4 by jake
Posted: January 5, 2008 at 05:26
Lori, culture is neede so you know what starins of the MRSA it is and what antibiotic will work for the strains that they find.
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