A member asked:

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

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered

Specializes in Dermatology

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.

Answered 10/28/2017


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

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.

Answered 10/30/2017



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