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A 37-year-old female asked:

i'm on ciprofloxacin and metronidazole but keep getting a fever. are these suppose to lower my temp? if not what will get rid of high temp for good?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Fever: Your ever will disappear when the proper diagnosis is made and the proper antibiotic is administered.
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See below: The ciro and Flagyl you are on is to treat some infection. Your persistent fever suggests it is not working. You list cellulitis under conditions. If this is your infection Keflex and septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) would be a better antibiotic choice. Get reevaluated and have your treatment changed.

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Last updated Jun 26, 2014

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