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Can Azithromycin Treat Ear Infection
There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: The simple answer is yes if it is a susceptible bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more
Ciprofloxacin is an: Antibiotic that comes in an oral dose and a topical drops. If you are treating an external ear infection the topical medication is far superior because it produces a much higher concentration directly to the bacteria. If the canal is blocked with cerumen and debris the canal must be cleared first. The oral form is not the preferred treatment for middle ear or external infections. ...Read more
UTI: Amoxicillin can treat an UTI. There is a wide variety of suitable antibiotics. Appropriate antibiotics are dependent on what you can tolerate and what is appropriate for the organism causing the infection. Evaluation by your doctor will help determine this for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I assume you..: Are talking about an external ear infection and referring to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) drops. If so, a 50:50 mixture of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol works well for killing bacteria and fungus. I recommend using it twice a day and flushing the canal with peroxide at the end of the day. If that doesn't improve things over a 3 to 4 day period you should see a doctor. ...Read more
which ?: It will treat a middle ear infection but will do little if anything for swimmers ear. Swimmers ear requires a topical drop that can reach the inflamed surfaces.If the swimmers ear has worsened to include a skin cellulitis around the ear, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) may treat this secondary problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not great: Doxycycline would not be my first choice of antibiotics. I agree that if you feel like you have a "sinus infection" and it has been only 2-3 days.. It may in fact be a viral respiratory infection (common cold). If those symptoms last for more than 7-10 days then by definition it is a sinus infection and i would get it treated wtih antibiotics at that point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comfort measures: Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist and may lead to real complications. If not better after 3-4 days of comfort care, an evaluation and treatment is advised.Prior to antibiotics, hearing loss due to chronic middle ear disease was not uncommon and a significant complication called mastoiditis requires surgical drainage.Infants should see the doc. ...Read more
Both do: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin combined with clavulanic acid which broadens the kinds of bacteria that can be treated by the antibiotic. Most ear infections can be treated with high dose Amoxicillin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is usually reserved for patients with recent ear infections or an infection that has not responded to amoxicillin. ...Read more
Ear infection being treated with azithromycin - ear feels better, but still have on and off mild fever after 3 days??
Often ear infections: are viral or have accompanying viruses, which may be the cause of the fever. I would recommend you have a recheck at your doctor if the fever still persists after the next few days, just to be sure the ear infection is actually better and that there's nothing else that needs to be treated. ...Read more
You'll be fine: Taking 1 gram (1000 mg) azithromycin in a single dose is the normal treatment for chlamydia and the STD nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). It might work for an ear infection, but has not been studied. In any case, it won't hurt you. Maybe some brief abdominal pain, nausea, or diarrhea, but that's all. Contact your doctor to be certain you took the drug as she intended. Good luck! ...Read more
Took Azithromycin for 5 days for an ear infection. Today just developed a rash on my elbows. Could this be related?
My daughter is on azithromycin for an ear infection. Her stool looks odd; like dark green coffee grounds. Should I be concerned?
Is there a possibility that u can get an ear infection from a sinus infection? If so, will the azithromycin clear that up as well? My ear hurts.
You betcha!: Your sinuses, pharynx (throat), nose and middle ears are all interconnected. It's a complex maze of tubes and passages that easily pass infection from one area to another. And yes, your Azithromycin should be adequate at clearing things up. I'm a bit fonder of a penicillin based treatment for sinus/ear, like augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but that's probably the pediatrician in me talking.Chew gum to relieve ear pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prescribed biprofenid with azithromycin for ear infection. Is it ok to just take antibiotic bc the NSAIDs make me extremely sick to my stomach. ?
YES: You can always avoid a symptomatic medication when you know you cannot tolerate it.You may be able to help your pain by holding moist heat to the side of your head (side with earache).For some reason diffuse heat clouds the brain's pain sensors.The Azith+ takes a while to start helping so plan to deal with it for a while. ...Read more
Started with URI feb 23, turned into bilateral ear infection. Was prescribed azithromycin 500 on 3/2 and cephalexin 250 on 3/14. I still cannot hear.
Middle ear fluid: First, zithromax is not a good drug for upper respiratory bacterial infections. If you have a hearing loss, it is most likely that you have fluid behind the ear drum. That fluid can be surgically removed and hearing should return immediately. First, however, get an audiogram (hearing test). If the hearing loss has been present for more than 3 weeks, see an ENT for therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son was diagnosed 2 days ago with an ear infection & put on Azythromycin. He shows no improvement after 2 doses, only greatly increased ear pain and discharge. Should we wait another day, or go back to his PCP?
Takes time: The discomfort of an ear infection comes from the stretch on the eardrum caused by the pressure of germs + fluid. Relief can take many days. I find Azithromycin a little slower to reach best effects than many penicillin based drugs, but it works. If other indicators like fever have responded I would give it time. ...Read more
Raises Concern: Most bacterial ear infections have pain, hearing loss and ear pressure as symptoms, dizziness is much less common. If after completing the antibiotics you are still dizzy you should see an ear doctor to make sure you did not damage the inner ear. Failure to address an inner ear problem can result in permanent injury. ...Read more
My daughter had ear infection on sunday. She's on day 4 of zithromax. Feeling fine. Swim lesson on friday ok?
Hi. My 11 month old has an ear infection. Is it necessary to give an antibiotic (Zithromax), or can I carry on with homeopathic remedies? He is teething as well
My one year old daughter had a double ear infection. Wefinished the zithromax on friday. Today, she woke up with a swollen eye and green slime coming out. Could she besuffering from pink eye?
This could be...: This could be a few things. She may have picked up a new eye infection...Viral or bacterial. This also could be otitis-conjunctivitis...Which is an ear and eye infection at the same time and the antibiotic she was on would not have been adequate. Please contact your doctor with this and with any and all concerns you have. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I was diagnosed with a throat infection and ear infection on Friday night. Dr gave me zithromycin 500. He only gave me 3 pills and I still feel bad?
My baby has pinkeye and an ear infection and I caught the pinkeye and also have congestion, bad sore throat. I'm on Z-Pak now. How do we stop spread?
Depends: There are many types of ear infection requiring different strategies. The main symptom is pain and therefore painkillers are usually given. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil are the usual ones used. If it is an external ear infection ( of the ear canal) then usually antibiotic ear drops in addition suffices. In middle ear infections oral antibiotics may be required. Best judge is the examining physician. ...Read more
Otitis: First you need to know if it is a real ear infection. This requires professional to examine the ear. If the infection is in the external ear canal it may respond to topical drops depending on the severity of the infection. If it is in the middle ear it may be viral and will resolve in time; if bacterial may need antibiotics. If severe and in the inner ear may need drainage/antibiotics. ...Read more
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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