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Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Doxy for actinobacter-diarrhea/chills. Bactrim ok til dose raised to 2 pills 2x/da-tight chest and throat. Now cipro (ciprofloxacin)-rash. Md: cipro (ciprofloxacin) ok if can stand rash. But can rash progress to breathing problem?

Doxy for actinobacter-diarrhea/chills. Bactrim ok til dose raised to 2 pills 2x/da-tight chest and throat. Now cipro (ciprofloxacin)-rash. Md: cipro (ciprofloxacin) ok if can stand rash. But can rash progress to breathing problem?

Yes: Female 63yo taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for actinobacter-diarrhea/chills. Now cipro-rash. Wants to know is rash can progress to breathing problem?

The rash suggests an allergic reaction, especially if it itches. Breathing problems and wheezing are common symptoms of allergic reactions as well. So yes, it is possible that the rash may progress to a breathing problem. ...Read more

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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and rashes?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and rashes?

Yes?: Any drug, including ciprofloxacin, can cause allergic eruptions. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hives and rash, 3 days after stopping 10 days of cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

What to do if I have hives and rash, 3 days after stopping 10 days of cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Drug allergy: Assuming you are not now, or were, also taking some other medication, it certainly sounds like you are having an allergic reaction to the Cipro (ciprofloxacin). If not severe - no swelling of lips, tongue, face, difficulty breathing, wheezing - usually the reaction will subside with OTC antihistamines and anti-itch medicine. If the rash is severe, you should consult with your provider immediately. ...Read more

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Been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and have been getting a rash and always tired. Thinking about suicide is this a normal effect of cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and have been getting a rash and always tired. Thinking about suicide is this a normal effect of cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) Side Effects: Thank you for being brave enough to ask for help.

The rash worries me as well as your mental health. Please stop the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and get to your trusted medical advisor today. Please do not be afraid to tell them what you are experiencing and to be willing to ask for help. ...Read more

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Can whole body itching and skin redness (rash-like when touched) from cipro (ciprofloxacin) last for more than a week?

Can whole body itching and skin redness (rash-like when touched) from cipro (ciprofloxacin) last for more than a week?

Unlikely...: The abx should be out of your system by now, and the skin reaction should at least be fading. If not, consider reviewing your current med list to find your culprit - good luck. ...Read more

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On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for kidney infection had reaction so was changed to bactrim. Now having rash, shaking so switching it agin. Is it safe to keep switching?

Adverse reactions: Unfortunately, it IS necessary to change if now you're getting a rash reaction to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) - which is a 'sulfa' drug. Knowing what the germ is and it's sensitivity profile would help select the right antibiotic for you -- as well as keeping in balance with your allergies/medical history. Usually I like to treat for 10 or 14 days for a kidney infection- so hopefully not that much treatment left.. ...Read more

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Taking cipro for an ear infection while travelling. Today I was in the hot sun and devolved a slightly red rash on my exposed chest and neck. Issue?

Taking cipro for an ear infection while travelling. Today I was in the hot sun and devolved a slightly red rash on my exposed chest and neck. Issue?

Oral Cipro dangerous: Cipro and related fluoroquinilones have now been condemned by the FDA for use in simple infections such as otitis media, because of the significant risk of horrendous side effects, ranging from sudden death from a single dose (it may cause torsade de points), or months of agonizing pain associated with rupture of multiple tendons. It was developed by the Army as a treatment for germ warfare. ...Read more

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My UTI is only sensitive to quinolones. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave me mouth ulcers/and itchy rash. Can't tolerate levaquin. Any other choices?

My UTI is only sensitive to quinolones. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave me mouth ulcers/and itchy rash. Can't tolerate levaquin. Any other choices?

Quinolones: Yes, there are many different quinolones including nalidixic acid, Ofloxacin and temafloxacin to mention just a few. See your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Stomach pain, pimple rash=AB & steroids, came back =cipro and for stomach pain=Prilosec. Blk specs in stool. Stomach, colon, intest. Cancer? MRSA spread?

Stomach pain, pimple rash=AB & steroids, came back =cipro and for stomach pain=Prilosec. Blk specs in stool. Stomach, colon, intest. Cancer? MRSA spread?

Nondiagnostic: These symptoms are nondiagnostic without a thorough history and physical examination by a physician. It is unusual to prescribe steroids for stomach pain and a rash and then get another antibiotic prescribed. Your physician who knows all your findings is best to advise you. I doubt that cancer is the problem, however. Further studies seem warranted. ...Read more

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Taking ciprofloxacin and developed a slight rash on chest after being in the sun all day. Should I take benadryl?

? Photosensitivity,: A side effect of cipro, rash due to prolonged sun exposure, which you need to avoid while you are taking the drug. Taking Benadryl won't solve the issue, and cipro shouldn't be the first drug of choice if there are other alternatives especially in acute URIs/UTIs, unless your doctor judged otherwise. If the rash progresses or more severe reaction occurs, stop the medicine and see your doctor ...Read more

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My doctor proscribed me ciprofloxacin for my urinary tract infection. I have mononucleosis. Will this cause a rash?

My doctor proscribed me ciprofloxacin for my urinary tract infection. I have mononucleosis. Will this cause a rash?

Mono: Iyou may develop a rash, but it could be due to mono and not to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not known to cause a rash with mono ...Read more

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Male, 47, just finished 3 weeks cipro (ciprofloxacin) after recurring utis. No other symptoms, but occasionally have white stringy particle (s) in urine. Cause?

Male, 47, just finished 3 weeks cipro (ciprofloxacin) after recurring utis. No other symptoms, but occasionally have white stringy particle (s) in urine. Cause?

UTI: Recurrent UTI in a man needs a detailed urologic investigation for anatomic abnormalities or physiological or epidemiological features causing this. At the same time your urine can be examined to determine what the material you describe is. Without seeing this it is impossible to know. See a urologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is cipro (ciprofloxacin) used for?

What is cipro (ciprofloxacin) used for?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): This is short for ciprofloxacin, a more advanced and potent antibiotic. It has a broad spectrum of action and is used to treat infections of the upper respiratory system, urinary tract and sometimes other systems. People stock piled it briefly during the years of anthrax scare for its effectiveness against this organism. ...Read more

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Taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) help shingles?

Shingles: No! Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the chicken virus. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) just treats bacteria not viruses. You would need Valtrex 1 gram three times a day for 7 days. ...Read more

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Can I drink milk with cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

No: You should not take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) with dairy products alone (such as milk or yogurt) or with calcium-fortified juices (such as orange juice). However, you can take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) with meals that contain these food items. Calcium can bind to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in the digestive tract, preventing it from being absorbed into the bloodstream. ...Read more

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Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) work to treat bv?

Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) work to treat bv?

BV: No. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) does not treat BV. For treatment, you should discuss with your provider. FOr women with BV but no symptoms, sometimes treatment is not needed. As well, BV can sometimes clear spontaneously, without any treatment. See your provider to determine what is right for you. ...Read more

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Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) a stong antibiotic?

Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) a stong antibiotic?

Strong?: Antibiotics are neither week or strong. They are either narrow spectrum (only good to kill a few germs) or broad spectrum (kills a lot of types of germs). Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a intermediate to broad in its spectrum, yet it does not kill all germs that cause infections. ...Read more

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Should fever persist after two days on cipro ?

Depends on cause: It depends on why Ciprofloxacin was prescribed and what the fever is like-a persistent high, shaking fever is more worrisome than a few low grade temps within 1st 48 hrs. In general, one's response to antibiotic depends on the nature of the infection (location, severity), age, general health, other factors. If not working, there may be bacterial resistance or a virus.If not better, best to call your pcp. ...Read more

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What's stronger keflex or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

What's stronger keflex or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Neither: Both antibiotics are effective bactericidal drugs. Keflex causes time dependent killing while Cipro (ciprofloxacin) causes concentration dependent killing. The 2 drugs have different antibacterial spectrums. In general Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has better activity against gram negative bacteria like pseudomonas while Keflex is more active against gram positive bacteria like staph. And strep. Species. ...Read more

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Can you take diflucan while on cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Can you take diflucan while on cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Yes: There is no issue but I hope you're not taking it to prevent a yeast infection that could occur because you're taking an antibiotic. That is not recommended routinely. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more


Cipro (Definition)

Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a ...Read more