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I have an ear infection with pseudomonas. What wide spectrum antibiotic will work?

I have an ear infection with pseudomonas. What wide spectrum antibiotic will work?

External otitis: The most common disease of the ear associated with pseudomonas is external otitis and is not as serious as some doctors think. It may be the result of contaminated water getting into the ear or the excessive use of q-tips. A topical antibiotic with both a quinolone and a steroid is the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...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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Is ceftazidime for the treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Is ceftazidime for the treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Otitis externa: Pseudomonas is a common cause of swimmer's ear or otitis externa and is usally treated topically, however, in diabetics and some immunocompromised people, the organism invades into the temporal bone of the skull and then is treated with systemic antimicrobials such as ceftazidime. ...Read more

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Are dalacin & ceftazidime the right treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Are dalacin & ceftazidime the right treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and ciprodex: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) pills or IV in addition to Cipro (ciprofloxacin)dex ear drops is the preferred treatment in the us. ...Read more

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What are ear infection symptoms?

What are ear infection symptoms?

OM symptoms: can be variable. Some symptoms include fullness, hearing loss, pain, ear drainage, dizziness, and fever. Treatment of ear infections is individualized, but usually consists of some form of antibiotic. Secondary medications may include decongestants, mucolytics, antiinflammatories/steroids and pain medications. ...Read more

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Is a crackly ear an ear infection?

Is a crackly ear an ear infection?

Not necessarily: I'd recommend getting it looked at if it hurts. An ear infection could be crackly, cut crackly doesn't mean ear infection. ...Read more

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Symptoms of ear infection are what?

Symptoms of ear infection are what?

Pain: Pain is the primary symptom. Drainage from the ear can suggest an external infection. ...Read more

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What are the tests for ear infection?

What are the tests for ear infection?

Normally dont test: We normally don't test. You can determine an infection based on history and how the canal, and ear drum looks. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. William Singer
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Infection (Definition)

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