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A 40-year-old male asked:

I have a ear infection from swimming. it is making me really tired and just miserable. doc prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin) for respiratory infection. is ok for ear?

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Dr. Scott Rickert
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Need abx ear drops: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an appropriate antibiotic for the bacteria that typically causes an outer ear infection from swimming. However, the best course is to use antibiotic ear drops to the affected ear as it more directly treats the infection. Also, follow closely with your doctor.

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Last updated Mar 20, 2016

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