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Skin Drug of choice for skin furuncle ?

what is doc for furuncle
oral penicillin [oral drug for MSSA ]
TMP-SMX [ oral drug for MRSA ]

if q comes, both listed, what would be the ans?
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TMP-SMX is effective against skin MRSA

If systemic antibiotics are indicated, coverage should include S aureus, because S aureus is the most common pathogen. This organism often is penicillin resistant; therefore, dicloxacillin or a cephalosporin is the first choice. Methicillin-resistant organisms are becoming more common, and treatment may require clindamycin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, minocycline, or linezolid

both listed together ? i dont think its possible, but if no information given regarding sensitivity, i will go with TMP
No information = resistance (most of the time) until proven otherwise
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