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Would cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat wound infection?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 47 years experience
Depends on site: Of wound and bacteria that caused infection. Most skin infections are caused by staph or strep, and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can be effective, but not always. If it is a surgical wound that got infected after GI or gu surgery, the bacteria could be gram negative. But the proper treatment always includes adequate surgical drainage.
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