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A 31-year-old female asked:

I have an infected ear piercing. i took the jewelry out. is the best antibiotic ciprofloxacin?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
No: Probably you need no antibiotic. Due to uncommon but serious side effects the quinolone antibiotics should be used only if there is no effective alternative.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Agree w Dr. Dohan.: Why did you jump to a quinolone antibiotic? If you have old Ciprofloxacin sitting around your house - please don't self-medicate with it. If you have a serious infection - recommend medical assessment.
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Last updated Oct 30, 2017

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