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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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5 days took keflex ear ache very bad stomach burning urine taking cranberry and vitamin C started take cipro (ciprofloxacin) 5 dys yeast infect micro naz very il?

5 days took keflex ear ache very   bad stomach burning urine  taking cranberry and vitamin C started take cipro (ciprofloxacin) 5 dys yeast  infect micro naz very il?

Confused: Not certain what you ask. Generally Keflex is effective for otitis. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may also help. Probiotics will help to repopulate your gut with good bacteria that have been destroyed by the antibiotics. That may help the stomach burning. ...Read more

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My son was complaining of a sore ear yesterday and i filled a script and he's in keflex but today it's started leaking clear fluid. What should I do?

My son was complaining of a sore ear yesterday and i filled a script and he's in keflex but today it's started leaking clear fluid. What should I do?

Possible Perforation: It is possible that your child's drum perforated (has a small hole in it). This often occurs with middle ear infections. Important to bring your son back to see the doctor for a recheck. Your doctor can discuss with you if any additional treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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I have very bad sinus issues for the past week or so. No my head head hurts and it is hurting in my ear and teeth. Will keflex help????

I have very bad sinus issues for the past week or so. No my head head hurts and it is hurting in my ear and teeth. Will keflex help????

Possibly: But self treatment reaves from foolish to dangerous. See your GP or a ENT for appropriate diagnosis ("sinus issues" is NOT a diagnosis), treatment plan, and appropriate medications. ...Read more

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I have an infection in a piercing in my ear, why does my dr have me on both keflex and doxycycline? Can these two make me feel like I have a cold?

I have an infection in a piercing in my ear, why does my dr have me on both keflex and doxycycline? Can these two make me feel like I have a cold?

Infections caused...: ...By foreign objects like piercing jewelry are often due to a mixture of bacteria, which sometimes requires treatment with a mixture of antibiotics. Many drugs can cause flu-like symptoms, but so can the interferon that your own body secretes to help fight the infection. Or, you might also have a cold! ...Read more

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5 days ago, swelling right side of face. Took keflex, swelling cont. Back to md. Taking levoflaxin & mumps test. Puffing under eye-swelling over ear.

5 days ago, swelling right side of face.  Took keflex, swelling cont. Back to md. Taking levoflaxin & mumps test. Puffing under eye-swelling over ear.

Need more info: Is the physician who is treating you an ear, nose ; throat specialist? If yes then return to him/her because there is more to be done. If not then consult with one. ...Read more

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I took keflex for strep. Now I have white bumps in my throat that don't hurt, throat feels tight, bad taste and my ears hurt sometimes.Allergic maybe?

I took keflex for strep. Now I have white bumps in my throat that don't hurt, throat feels tight, bad taste and my ears hurt sometimes.Allergic maybe?

Thrush: You may have developed oral thrush, see your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. It is not an allergy, it may be a fungal infection of the throat. ...Read more

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Will keflex and a decongestant take care of ear pain/pressure? Will a heating pad also help to ear. Started with chest cold a week ago. Moved to my head. Have also had a fever for 1 week. Sudden onset of pressure/pain in left ear yesterday. Some yellowish

Will keflex and a decongestant take care of ear pain/pressure? Will a heating pad also help to ear. Started with chest cold a week ago. Moved to my head. Have also had a fever for 1 week. Sudden onset of pressure/pain in left ear yesterday. Some yellowish

Unless : Unless the ear pain and pressure are secondary to a bacterial infection, antibiotic therapy is unlikely to be helpful. We often prescribe antibiotics for persistent complaints beyond a week that may have been initiated by a viral prodrome to prevent secondary superinfection. Keflex, in general, would not be considered the drug of choice for community acquired otitis media. An oral decongestant can assist in relief of nasal, sinus, and mucosal congestive changes leading to eustachian tube dysfunction resulting in ear pain and pressure. Topical afrin is more effective as a decongestant as it works more directly at the target site as long as you respect the 3-5 day maximal useage recommendations to avoid rebound congestion (rhinitis medicamentosa). A heating pad for inflammatory conditions may actually worsen the pain by increasing the firing rate of the nerves carrying the pain impulses.If you continue with ear drainage of the type you are referring i would have the ear examined to rule out sponataneous perforation of the eardrum. ...Read more

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Ear pain. I've got a in date bottle of keflex. Can i take out for my ear infection? I'm 12 weeks pregnant and 22 yrs old. It hurts bad! thank you.

Ear pain. I've got a in date bottle of keflex. Can i take out for my ear infection? I'm 12 weeks pregnant and 22 yrs old. It hurts bad! thank you.

Best to get checked: An ear infection can be one of many possibilities to your ear pain. It would be best to get checked by a doctor to determine what the problem is before taking medications for something you may not need, especially when pregnant. Be well! ...Read more

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I had an ear infection, my doctor gave me Keflex. I started it today and noticed I have a swollen lymph node near my groin. Will the prescription help that?!

I had an ear infection, my doctor gave me Keflex. I started it today and noticed I have a swollen lymph node near my groin. Will the prescription help that?!

See below.: It depends what the swelling of the lymph node is from. If it is from a bacterial infection of the lymph node or another area close to the lymph node, it may help. However, you should go back to your doctor and have him/her check the lymph node and check you for the presence of any other swollen lymph nodes, especially if he/she only checked your ear/head and neck area. ...Read more

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I have had an ear infection for 9 weeks and have taken a z pack, keflex 3 times, a nasal spray, a steroid pack. What else is there to do for my ears?

I have had an ear infection for 9 weeks and have taken a z pack, keflex 3 times, a nasal spray, a steroid pack. What else is there to do for my ears?

Consider myringotomy: You may no longer have an ear infection, but rather retained fluid in the middle ear. This can resolve with time or be treated with an incision of the ear drum (myringotomy) which facilitates air flow into your middle ear space and drainage of the fluid. ...Read more

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Was already taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) long term for pseudomonas. Got sick (sore throat and ear infection). Today PCP prescribed Keflex. Should be ok?

Was already taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) long term for pseudomonas. Got sick (sore throat and ear infection). Today PCP prescribed Keflex. Should be ok?

Should be fine: The symptom pattern you describe can be caused by viruses or bacteria.It emerged in spite of the Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) so we know if it is a bacteria it is resistant to that med. The Keflex is a good basic med and can work when taken concurrently. If you don't see improvement within 3 days contact your PCP. ...Read more

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