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Question by  legaleagle (16)

Can Bactrim cause a skin rash in children?

My child has a rash and I think it is from the Bactrim.


Answer by  Dontbugme (697)

Yes, Bactrim can cause a skin rash in anyone who takes it, child or adult. Call your doctor because this could be an allergic reaction.


Answer by  gabriella10 (353)

Yes, skin rash is one of Bactrim side effect. Anawya, you should tell your doctor, to be sure if it's safe for you child to continue with Bactrim.


Answer by  Rizu (141)

Yes. In some rare cases Bactrim can cause a skin rash. Bactrim is a synthetic antibacterial combination available in double strength tablets. It can be used to treat urinary tract infections in children.


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

Bactrim has sulfa in it. Quite a few people, including myself, are allergic to that ingredient. Symptoms range from dizziness to rashes. Ask your doctor for something else.


Answer by  kate74 (273)

Skin rashes are a common side effect of Bactrim, not just for children but for adults as well. It's called a "drug rash". You should tell your doctor. Meanwhile, Benadryl should help.


Answer by  John (9008)

Young children in particular have sensitive skin. Thus, they can easily get rashes from all kinds of things. For example, they can get rashes from clothing washed in regular detergent. It is not uncommon for any skin medicine, including Bactrim, to cause a rash on a child.

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