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Is ciprofloxacin used to treat ear infections

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can be used PO (by mouth) or topically in the ear canal for ear infections.
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
I assume you..: Are talking about an external ear infection and referring to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) drops. If so, a 50:50 mixture of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ciprofloxacin is an: Antibiotic that comes in an oral dose and a topical drops. If you are treating an external ear infection the topical medication is far superior becaus ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Not clindamycin: The next choices if fluoroquinolone (Cipro) or tetracycline (doxy) cannot be used is trimethoprim-Sulfa or fosfomycin. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Usually enough: Usually a seven day course of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) would be enough to treat the infection if the cause is bacterial and it is sensitive to Cipro (cip ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibiotic: You don't say what you are being treated for, what the causative organism is, whether it is sensitive to the antibiotics that have been prescribed, et ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Ciprofloxacin is prescribed for complicated middle ear infection caused by bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics. Combination of Ciprofloxacin a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bacterial infection?: First, is the diagnosis correct? Most upper respiratory infections are viral, particularly in adults. Because it is unlikely that a culture was take ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bateman
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) works: Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic that is highly effective for outer ear infections when placed topically into the ear canal. It is typically administere ... Read More
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Dr. Adriana Lopez
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Antibiotics: Antibiotics can affect the metabolism of different medications including birth control pills however intrauterine devices effectiveness shouldn't be a ... Read More
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