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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Anand
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Start medicine: Your child is having infection of the external canal infection and gluelike stuff is thick discharge as a result of infection. Start cipro (ciproflo ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahdis Sarrafi
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ear care : Yes. Your ear pain / infection is gone and your ear canal may need some cleaning. The doctor should check inside your ear and may use a tiny device or ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: No, it is an antibiotic.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Symptomatic?: It's great you are cautious about the antibiotic. However, if you do not have diarrhea before taking the cipro, (ciprofloxacin) it will not be useful- ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience in Pediatrics
CIPRO (ciprofloxacin): NO IT IS NOT OTOTOXIC PER THE COMPANY PACKAGE INSERT.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Fetter
49 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Manufacturer is warranting 100% effectiveness until expiration date. There may be a very small/gradual decrease in effectiveness after expiration dat ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Sinus Infection: It sounds like it may be safer not to use antibiotics. A steroid spray with a course of Prednisone may help. Even gentle saline spray may be useful. T ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Ciprofloxacin: Nope.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Neither one: None of the 3 components(Amoxicillin, Clavulanate, Cephalexin) of these antibiotics are ototoxic. Also, the potassium in the Clavulanate potassium is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Migraine: Headache is not listed as a side effect of ciprofloxacin, and the ear drops wouldn't cause headaches either. Maybe you have a sinus infection with yo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Good treatment: Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) eye drops happen to be a great and common treatment for otitis externa (outer ear infection).
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: You can.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: It will not hurt.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Should be OK: Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) suspension is often used topically for otitis externa (inflammation of ear canal).
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: Not recommended.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Amoxicillin and Clindamycin are the antibiotics of choice for dental infections. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a poor choice.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
40 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Bactrim/dentistry: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is usually prescribed for urinary tract infections. Penicilin is the antibiotic of choice for most dental ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes.: Floxin (ofloxacin) otic is used for a Swimmer's Ear (external canal infection), while penicillin is used for other internal infections. They may be us ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
None of these: See a DR, preferably a dermatologist. Begin with a diagnosis. Hidradenitis suppuritiva? Folliculitis? Distribution, location of "boils"? Specific feat ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Strong ?: Antibiotics are neither week or strong.They are either narrow spectrum (only good to kill a few germs) or broad spectrum (kills a lot of types of germ ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
21 years experience in Dentistry
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic: See a dentist don't self prescribe and get rid of the source of the infection.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Staph aureus: You do not say what type of infection you have or how you know it is staphylococcal. You need to see a doctor.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Go to Urologist: I assume you have have been tested for all organisms and taken the appropriate amount of antibiotics for time as directed by the Doctor who gave them ... Read More
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