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Does Cipro Treat Staph
Maybe: Depending on the culture and what it is actually sensitive to. That is why some strains are methocillin resistant (mrsa). Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication for you. ...Read more
This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more
Sores in nose: lab results staph and streph phenomiae. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 10 days went away... Now sores r back. What should I do- how serious r these bugs?
Antibiotic ointment: First, be sure you quit traumatizing your nose, even minor. This is often caused by one's fingernails. Staph and strep pneumonia are normal colonizing bacteria for many people without harm. Harm comes when one's natural body defenses, such intact skin and nose lining is compromised. An antibiotic ointment is helpful as it is very local in effect and potent. ...Read more
Hello there, I have constant thick sticky mucous rusty tinged behind my uvula and in my throat. I've cultured them and it's serratia and staph, been on cipro without help. I also take Claritin and do saline nasal spray daily. I have low igG. Thank you?
Low IgG: With the picture depicted, you need to be evaluated by allergy / immubology service at a tertiary care hospital, (a university hospital or a teaching hospital), you most probably have an immunodeficiency problem for whatever reason, you might need admission and IV antibiotics to clear the infection and manage the condition from there, goodluck ...Read more
2 weeks ago, I took cipro (ciprofloxacin) (750mg 2x/day) for a uti. After 2 days, I felt pain and numbness in my hands, feet and face. The UTI was gone by day 2, but the pain gets worse daily. Is this treatable?
Nope: Ciprofloxacin has absolutely no effect against trichomonas, which must be treated with either metronidazole or tindazole. If you think you have trich, discuss with doctor; if diagnosis uncertain. You need testing for it. Other STDs often go along with trich, so be sure you're tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia as well. For sure no cipro, which could make STD diagnosis inaccurate. Good luck! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Amoxicillin is a drug of choice for beta lactamase negative bacteria, and is quite effective
normally when we suspect staph infetion we do not use Amoxicillin because we do not know if the it is staph coagulase neg or positive
but in reality it is a good antibiotic for coagulase negative staph. ...Read more
Should I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream or bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be used to treat staph?
I had a UTI that was treated with cipro. Symptoms improved and I thought I was cured. A routine test was done and confirmed K pneumoniae was still pr?
May NeedAntibiotics?: How many colonies of K Pnumonia and what did the urinalysis show how many WBCs and Nitrites. If there are more than 100000 colonies of Klebsella Pnumonia then it needs to be treated with appropriate antibiotics depending on the sensitivity test. ...Read more
I've had difficult UTI for awhile. I'm being treated with Cipro (ciprofloxacin) now. I'm on day 4 of 7 days and still feeling the same. Do I call or wait till 7th day?
Difficult UTI: Usually by the third day you should feel better. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a good drug but there is a lot of resistant bacteria in the community and it may not be effective. Did you get a urine culture prior to starting the Cipro (ciprofloxacin)? Sometime post menopausal woman have a chronic irritation in the urethra which mimics symptoms of UTI. This means in these cases antibiotics will not relive this, but intravaginal estradio ...Read more
Staph aureus: This depends upon where the culture was taken from and what the patient's symptoms are. If the staph aureus was isolated from an otherwise sterile site, then yes, it will probably need to be treated. ...Read more
Yes: It can be prescribed for this indication. ...Read more
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
It depends: Treatment will depend on the site of the infection, the seriousness if the infection, the type of staphylococcus involved, and the age of the baby. Treatment could range from a simple antibiotic cream, to hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics for a serious infection in a younger baby. ...Read more
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Usually 250 -500 mg twice daily for 3-10 days. ...Read more
Is 5 days of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) taken 500 mg twice daily enough to treat a recurrent bladder infection?
Yes: It should be plenty enough for uncomplicated cystitis. I see you are on fluconazole.Did you get a yeast infection? Be sure to empty your bladder after sex and follow doctor instructions. If no cause for recurrence has been diagnosed, and it becomes a problem, your dr may have you take one antibiotic pill after sex. Best wishes. ...Read more
My recent semen culture shows staph aureus mssa. I was put on ciprofloxin 500. Will this treat my infection?
Not ideal: Cipro is not something I like to use for treating MSSA (Methicillin Sensitive Staph Aureus). That is a bad germ. The problem is the prostate has a capsule around it, so not every antibiotic can get in there to kill the germs. I wonder why your doc didn't use Bactrim which would kill the MSSA more efficiently. Bactrim gets into the prostate very well. It's a sulfa drug though - in case of allergy. ...Read more