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Allergic Reaction to Bactrim
Mar 16, 2007

I recently developed a rash after finishing a 7 day course of Bactrim for an infected wound. I'm currently on a tapering dose of prednisone to deal with it. (Currently cd4 560 vl 16,000 no meds). I'd had a couple questions: 1) how long is the allergic reaction likely to last 2) what might this episode have done to my #'s 3) how long after finishing the prednisone should I wait to get my next labs done? Thanks

Response from Dr. Wohl

I do not think that this reaction will have much of an effect on your CD4 or viral load. I recommend you get your labs done when they were next due. If you are a worrier (call it intuition) you can get the numbers checked 2 weeks after you finish the steroids so you can rest easy.

DW



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