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Cipro Ear Drops
Ear drops: If there is wax in the ear or other debris then the Ciprodex drops will not really be effective. You need to get your ear cleaned out by an ent. ...Read more
If taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) orally/in a pill form causes shortness of breath, would I also risk having an allergic reaction if I use the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) ear drops?
5 days, no relief.DX'd by ENT w/ swimmers ear. On pain med, cipro,and ear drops. Went from 1 ear to both. Hearing loss. Swollen, sore nodes. Next step?
Check with ENT: Usually oral abx would not work well on swimmer's ears but wonder if there is already abx in your ear drops. However, with the problem spreading and onset of hearing loss and tender nodes, I suspect that something systemic is going on. Need to contact your ENT again ASAP and may need blood works as well. ...Read more
Have had sores in ears, very painful & sometimes bleeding. Er doc put me on cipro (ciprofloxacin) and ear drops. Left is better but right ear is worse & has 2 sores?
Ear infection 3wks. Cipro (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) ear drops first, oral cipro (ciprofloxacin) second for 10 days. Eardrum ruptured, black/green/white pus coming from ear. When will it go away?
Not usually: These drops are antibiotic drops and usually do not hurt. You must rule out a perforated ear drum because the middle ear mucosa may be irritated if there is no middle ear infection. If there is no perforation, it is possible that this may be an allergic reaction. We need to know why you are using the ear drops and what the diagnosis has been given to you for this treatment. ...Read more
Should not have any: Noticeable side effects. If your doctor recommended it, ask her/him, so you aren't delaying treatment. Since it's just kept in the ear canal, and you may have some go into your throat area, it should not cause any pain or discomfort, and work quickly. So, ask and report back to your doctor. ...Read more
I lost the lid to my child's Ciprodex Otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drops — will the ear drops go bad if they sit with no top/lid? Does this affect the quality?
Gave Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drops to child & she claimed it got into her mouth (maybe draining from Eustachian tube) did not see it get in mouth. HARMFUL??
Ciprodex in mouth: Greetings. The ciprodex could get into the mouth after applying to the ear canals if your child has a perforation in her ear/s or if she has PE tubes. The drops could travel down the Eustachian tubes into the back of the mouth and throat. Even if directly applied to the mouth, it is a very low dose and will not cause any harmful problems. ...Read more
How do I get fluid out of both ears? One has hole in eardrum. Will cipro (ciprofloxacin) drops help? Have no infection
Otolaryngologist: With a known perforated ear drum you have to avoid inserting anything into that ear canal. Only an ear specialist should treat your ears. Start with his/her examination of your ears to see whether there really is fluid in the ears or what pathology may be present. ...Read more
I'm pretty sure i have an inner ear infection, i have cipro (ciprofloxacin) drops that are 2 years old, will they still work?
Hard to say: Definitions matter to us, and an inner ear infection involves the ear nerve, is generally viral and has no treatment. A middle ear infection (the common type) does not respond to drops unless you have a hole or tube in your ear drum. Outer canal infections (swimmers ear) can sometimes respond to drops unless there is too much debris in the way. The date on the drug matters less than what you have. ...Read more
I've had ear infection lasting about a month now in both ears. Did a zpack, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and now antibiotic drop. They are still bothering me. What's next?
Need to define: "Ear infection"???? Do you have EXTRENAL otitis which is red, itchy, irritated, swollen, weepy? Then you may be allergic to an antibiotic in the ear drops. Do you really have an infection or do you have something else? Do you have a congested inner ear? Sounds like you need a better Dr. Submit your question with indications of pain, fever, itch, inner or outer ear symptoms. ...Read more
I have itching in my ear and I'm not sure if I may have an ear infection or not. I do have cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops on hand. Can I use for my ear?
Not advisable: Generally its not good to use antibiotics unless infection is confirmed. Itching could be from the eustachian tube which opens in the throat. Drops cannot reach the middle ear. Also, maybe its just wax. ...Read more
I took sulfameth for three days with no problems and then one pill cipro and now my ears are ringing and I have sensitively to cold in my leg and fee?
Self treatment?: It is difficult to understand the need for such treatment -- are treating yourself without professional advice? In any case, neither of these antibiotics is a likely cause of ringing in the ears or cold sensitivity. If treating yourself for whatever infection you think you have, I suggest you take no more antibiotic and contact your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days, ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it but most of my pain is gone. Should I go back to get checked?
Ear care : Yes. Your ear pain / infection is gone and your ear canal may need some cleaning. The doctor should check inside your ear and may use a tiny device or a suction to clean the debris. Do not use a Qtip since you may cause more impaction. ...Read more
I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days now and my ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it. it has alleviated most of the pain. Wondering if I?
Persistent swelling vs debris vs earwax vs other more serious problems.
See ENT who will look into ear, likely suction out wax/debris with unblocking. ...Read more
Ciprofloxacin is an: Antibiotic that comes in an oral dose and a topical drop. 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
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
Varies w severity: Oral Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) depending on severity of any infection, can very from usually 5-14 days. That being said, 7 days is usually adequate for most ear infections, as overuse of any antibiotic can eventually lead to future bacterial resistance, which in the flouroquinolone class is becoming more prevalent. Best wishes. ...Read more
Was given cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a possible ear infection, never started taking it still have it unopened should I be taking it?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) works: Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic that is highly effective for outer ear infections when placed topically into the ear canal. It is typically administered multiple times daily for up to 10 days or longer in the affected ear. If your diagnosis was recent, and especially if your symptoms are persistent, you would be well-advised to follow your physician's instructions. ...Read more
I have had an ear infection for 3 weeks. I have taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and it has gotten worse. It has a white thick pus constanly draining what do I do?
I have had an ear infection for 3 weeks. I have taken 10 days worth of cipro (ciprofloxacin) and it has gotten worse. It has a white thick pus constanly draining?
Ear issues: It sounds like you should see your provider or an ear nose and throat specialist to try a different antibiotic and assess for whether antibiotic ear drops will help if the ear canal and ear itself are swollen as it appears you have possibly ruptured your ear drum but this is not always the case with drainage. ...Read more
I am on Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and I am reading many comments stating how bad it is for you and I am starting to think I should stop taking it for my ear infection.
Antibiotics: Antibiotics can be hazardous to your health and your microbiome — the organisms that grow in your digestive tract and on your skin. Antibiotics can also be life saving as well as protecting you from complications of ear infections like infection of nearby bones. Sometimes waiting to see if an ear infection gets better on its own is better than starting an antibiotic. ...Read more
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
My child ear pain ped said swim ear not full infec scribed cipro-hc otic in the past mom bad reac turned in2 a gluelike paste worried to start script?
External otitis: Make sure to keep the drops at the proper temperature. Swirl them gently before applying. If the canal is too full of thick debris for the drops to go in, an ear nose and throat doctor (ENT) can suction out the pus and even place a cotton wick into the ear canal. Usually this is not necessary, but can provide relief for severe infections. ...Read more
On day 6 of cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg1 tablet 2x per day for sinus and ear infection. Inner ears still hurt and am now running a low fever. Possible reasons?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Cipro (ciprofloxacin) treats some bacterial sinus/ear infections, but the fact is most sinus and ear infections in adults and children are viral and would be unaffected by antibiotics. Worsening symptoms indicate either inflammation/fluid accumulation and may be relieved with netti-pot, antihistamines, time. But, if this is bacterial, worsening suggests resistance and the need for a different antibiotic. ...Read more
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