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I have had a sore throat and ear ache for last week. I am prone to sinus infections and was crying a lot last 2 weeks due to family illness so I'm not surprised. The pain in ear and glands was getting bad so last nite I took 1/2 DS oral Bactrim and then this morning took a whole DS Bactrim. Out of the blue I got serious chills to point of physical goose bumps, soreness in neck and arms and also leg muscles. I just took temp and it is 100.5 which is high for me. My typical daily temp is actually below normal. Could this be allergic reaction to Bactrim? Should I take another one?
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this could be an allergy. yes

I wouldn't take any more

this antibiotic isn't really good for an ear infection anyways

you need to see a doctor and get on something like augmentin

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok - if my fever does not subside should I do anything tonite? Could this be spinal menengitis?

I would go and get checked if you get rear neck pain or a severe headache or can't see

I doubt it is meningitis

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok thank you

welcome :)

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