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What can be done for a staph skin infection- cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

What can be done for a staph skin infection- cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

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

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Need in person eval: If your symptoms are getting worse despite the fact that you're off the cipro, (ciprofloxacin) you need to be seen by a doctor and make sure that the two are related. ...Read more

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How do I treat staph. Hominus?

How do I treat staph. Hominus?

Culture: When an infection is suspected a culture is taken. The culture identifies not only what bacteria is involved but also what medications the bacteria is susceptible to. This allows selection of the appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is cipro (ciprofloxacin) used to treat?

UTI and diarrhea: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can cover a multiple number of bacteria. However, it is mostly used for urinary tract infections (UTI) and intestinal infections. Again, it is used for other infections as well, but less commonly. ...Read more

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Can cipro treat. Tricomonas?

Can cipro treat. Tricomonas?

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

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How is a bladder staph epi treated?

How is a bladder staph epi treated?

Antibiotics: Usually responds to amoxiillin or augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Very often a contaminant, so that urine culture is worth repeating before starting antibiotic treament. ...Read more

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How can staph infections be treated?

How can staph infections be treated?

Oral antibiotics: See your md for an appropriate antibiotic and/or culture.

Topical treatments won't do much for a true cellulitis (which is bacterial infection under the skin). Iv treatments are overkill for uncomplicated infections in healthy individuals. ...Read more

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How do I treat a staph infection on my butt?

How do I treat a staph infection on my butt?

Antibiotics: Depending what the staph is sensitive to various antibiotics can be used. Surgical soap may be helpful in decreasing the bacteria to decrease chances reinfection. ...Read more

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Would cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat wound infection?

Would cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat wound infection?

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

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Has anyone ever had the super bug (staph) and treated it with amoxacillin?

Has anyone ever had the super bug (staph) and treated it with amoxacillin?

AMOXICILLIN/STAPH IN: 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

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Should I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream or bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be used to treat staph?

Should I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream or bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be used to treat staph?

Bactroban (mupirocin): Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is an excellent topical medication to treat staphylococcal infections. Use it as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Is it neccessary to treat scanty growth of staph. Aureus?

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

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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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Can amox tr-k clv 875-125 mg treat staph and strep?

Can amox tr-k clv 875-125 mg treat staph and strep?

Yes: Amoxicillin/clav has antimicrobial activity against most staph and strep bacterium. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with chlamidyia and treat with cipro (ciprofloxacin) (non diagnosed). The treatment worked and I tested clear few weeks later. Why? Iv been told since cipro (ciprofloxacin) wouldn't work? But it did?!? .

Chlamydia: While cipro (ciprofloxacin) not the initial treatment of choice "quinolones" which cipro (ciprofloxacin) is can be used to treat it. If you were tested again and it was negative then you should be fine. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat a baby with a staph infection?

How do doctors treat a baby with a staph infection?

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

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Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) be used to treat a bladder infection?

Yes: Ciprofloxacin is one of several antibiotics that is frequently used to treat urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotics work for everyone to treat uti?

Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotics work for everyone to treat uti?

UTI Treatment: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic commonly used to treat urinary tract infections. Sometimes you can have an infection with a bacteria that is resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Do not share your antibiotics and do take someone else's antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is 5 days of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) taken 500 mg twice daily enough to treat a recurrent bladder infection?

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

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My recent semen culture shows staph aureus mssa. I was put on ciprofloxin 500. Will this treat my infection?

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

Cipro (Definition)

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


Dr. Patricia Foster
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Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride (Definition)

It is used to treat many ...Read more