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Is Ciprofloxacin Used To Treat Ear Infections
Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more
Can I use ciprofloxacin ophthalmic .3% that was prescribed for my 2yr old eyes in her ear. Shes getting an ear infection can't sleep.
No: Drops used to treat ear infection only work if your daughter if she has tubes in her ears or if she has an external otitis (infection in the ear canal, not the middle ear.) if she has tubes in, you can't use the ophthalmic solution in the middle ear, because the ph of the solution is not right for that area. If no tubes and she has a middle ear infection to where she can't sleep, oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, 0.3 as base was prescribed to my 10 year old this summer for ear infection (possible swimmers ear). Why are there so many contradictory responses regarding this medicine. I know it depends on the type of ea
Do not use it.: This class of medications is not approved for pediatric patients if safer antibiotics are available. A single oral dose of the fluoroqunalones may disable. Prescribing an ophthalmic preparation for otic (ear) purposes is inappropriate. The best treatment for swimmers ear is acidifying the ear canal to kill off the yeast and restore normal flora, like Domeboro solution, which is OTC. ...Read more
Taking ciprofloxacin and paracetamol for an ear infection. Now had bowel movement and was constipated with bright red blood. Help?
Not related. : Probably use of ciprofloxacin and paracetamol and having constipation are not related. Constipation is mainly due to lack of fiber and lack of adequate intake of water in the diet. Common to have bleeding with constipation. Try using psyllium or Metamucil and increase fibre and liquid intake. U can also take a stool softener like lactulose. If bleeding persists see ur doctor. ...Read more
Can Clindamycin be used to treat Prostatitis? I can't take Cipro or Doxycycline. I am taking Clindamycin for ear infection, but have uncured Prostatit
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
I assume you..: Are talking about an external ear infection and referring to Cipro 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
I've been switched from Biaxin to Cipro to treat middle ear infection because Biaxin didn't help me. I need to take it for 7 days. Is this enough?
Usually enough: Usually a seven day course of Cipro would be enough to treat the infection if the cause is bacterial and it is sensitive to Cipro. Since it did not respond to Biaxin, I encourage you to follow-up with your physician at the end of treatment to make sure things are clear. You may still have a little fluid left in the ear, but the redness and cloudiness should have cleared up. ...Read more
Otitis externa is also known as Swimmer's ear. Otitis externa is an infection of the outer ear canal. Patients usually have pain at the outer ear, and there may be fluid draining from the ear. Often these infections are caused by water accumulating in the ear canal, such as after swimming, or if the ear ...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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