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Anyone on them? Dd2 is on Septra for her kidneys but it makes her sunburn SO fast. Her doc gave us a new rx for Nitrofurantoin.

I add the 2ml septra to her 4 oz of milk (because she pukes it up if given normally) once a day but the doc said the Nitro is less light sensitive but more hard on the stomach, even in the milk. Im a little nervous to try it out, any experience with this med?

Were going to a resort in Vegas for a week this summer which is why I asked about a less light sensitive one. ( I still slather on sunscreen, add a hat and umbrella!)

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Anyone on them? Dd2 is on Septra for her kidneys but it makes her sunburn SO fast. Her doc gave us a new rx for Nitrofurantoin.

I add the 2ml septra to her 4 oz of milk (because she pukes it up if given normally) once a day but the doc said the Nitro is less light sensitive but more hard on the stomach, even in the milk. Im a little nervous to try it out, any experience with this med?

Were going to a resort in Vegas for a week this summer which is why I asked about a less light sensitive one. ( I still slather on sunscreen, add a hat and umbrella!)
DD is actually off of them now, but we did them for 2 years for kidney issues. DD did really well on the nitro and she was on it for about 8 months I think. Anytime we switched she had stomach issues for a week or 2, but she adjusted pretty quickly. It was much, MUCH better for light sensitivity. We had a lot of trouble with that b/c dd is so fair skinned to begin with. Good luck! Hope it works out well for you.

And have fun in Vegas!!!
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Oh Thanks! I knew someone on this board had to have used it! I gave them to her today and she puked a couple times. Ill stick it out for a couple weeks. I hate seeing those bright red cheeks at the end of they day, she seems to get sunburned without even going out!

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My dd has been on bactrim since birth almost for high grade reflux. I have not noticed the sun issue.
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I have been on long-term nitro for bladder issues and have not noticed any sun issues.

I went back on it a few months ago and had awful digestion but prior to that, a few years ago I was taking it every day and then nearly every day for almost a year, and once my body got used to it, I had no issues with it.

I always took it with food, and made sure to either eat some yogurt or take a probiotic supplement in the middle of the day.

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I hope the new antibiotic adjustment is fast.

I'd do florastor (or a diary free s. boulardi from kirkman labs if dairy is an issue) in a situation like this. The antibiotic can't kill s. boulardi/florastor so she'll always have some bacterial protection in her system.

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Thanks guys!!! Sophia is on day 5 and the vomiting is tapering off a little bit. I have noticed that shes NOT a lobster at the end of the day anymore!!


sbgrace, whats florester?

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