Side Effects Of Using Cotrimoxazole Suspension Antibiotics?
Thank you for the question.
Fistula refers to an abnormal duct that connects several parts of the body. There are many factors that trigger the emergence of fistulas, the most common is due to infection (abscess), side effects of surgery, benign or malignant tumors, abnormalities from birth, and so on.
Especially for fistulas that arise due to infection, this condition does need to be treated with antibiotics. Sometimes, even fistulas that do not appear due to infection can also require antibiotics if they are secondary. However, it should be understood, that not all antibiotics are appropriate to treat fistulas that arise due to infection or secondary infected fistulas. Therefore, considering that all types of antibiotics are also classified as hard drugs, then you should not consume them carelessly without doctor's advice. Even in free forums like this we are not authorized to explain the exact procedure for taking antibiotics. What is clear, if taken carelessly without a doctor's prescription, especially in the long term, the consumption of antibiotics (in this case cotrimoxazole) can cause bacterial resistance, digestive disorders, allergies, and many other risks of side effects.
Determining what appropriate treatment is given to deal with fistulas certainly cannot be done as easily as this. First, you need to make it clear what fistula you are experiencing, what the symptoms are, what causes it, and what your general health condition is like. In most cases, fistulas can be treated with medication. However, this fistula may also need to be treated surgically so that it can close better and not cause dangerous complications later in life.
Therefore, before taking any medication, you should check yourself directly to the doctor or surgeon, yes. In the meantime, you can focus on improving your personal hygiene, especially around the fistula that appears. Avoid stabbing, scraping, or giving any treatment to fistulas that appear without doctor's advice.
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