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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics, steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


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Is it possible to have viral sinusitis? Viral bronchitis? I have sinusitis & bronchitis. Took last dose of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & still not feeling better.

Is it possible to have viral sinusitis? Viral bronchitis? I have sinusitis & bronchitis. Took last dose of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & still not feeling better.

Viral or bacterial: Sinusitis and bronchitis can be caused by viruses or bacteria. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic. If your symptoms are not better, it is possible the illness is viral, but it is also possible that bacteria resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) are causing the sinusitis. Another possibility is that the course of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) was not long enough. The sinuses have poor blood supply, are not well penetrated by antibiotics. ...Read more

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Have bronchitis, inhaler and neb treatments not really helping. What else can I do? *on cipro&albuterol*

Have bronchitis, inhaler and neb treatments not really helping. What else can I do? *on cipro&albuterol*

Bronchitis: There are a few things I would recommend. First of all, you may wish to discuss the choice of antibiotics with your physician. The most correct way to treat an infection is with a culture of your phlegm. You may also need a chest xray, or be a candidate for inhaled and/or oral steroids. At home, try using humidifier for easier breathing. ...Read more

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Had cipro (ciprofloxacin) & z-pac in Jan for pneumonia, z-pac again for bronchitis 2 weeks ago. Can this cause pancreatitis? Severe throbbing pain ULQ w/ nausea since

Had cipro (ciprofloxacin) & z-pac in Jan for pneumonia, z-pac again for bronchitis 2 weeks ago. Can this cause pancreatitis? Severe throbbing pain ULQ w/ nausea since

Likely not: I don't know of these causing pancreatitis. Most common cause of pancreatitis in USA is gallstones and alcohol abuse. Get this checked to see if it is pancreatitis (labs including amylase and lipase). If it is - ultrasound to check for gallstones. Positive or not, your doc will know where to go from there. Live healthy and be well! ...Read more

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I have strep throat and bronchitis they proscribed me both cipro (ciprofloxacin) and amox is this safe?

I have strep throat and bronchitis they proscribed me both cipro (ciprofloxacin) and amox is this safe?

Its " overkill": If you have respiratory bacterial infection as a Strep throat 99% Strep group A. best treated by Penicillin like antibiotics (Amox.), but bronchitis is 99 % Viral and does NOT need antibiotics... UNLESS special circumstances. History COPD, imunosupression, HIV... BUT in general Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be redundant! Make sure to recover your GUT & Immune system by consumption daily Probiotics (Kefir, Yogur ...Read more

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I went to ER last night for possible bronchitis or throat infection the ER gave me amoxicillen and today my family doctor gave me cipro (ciprofloxacin) which one work?

I went to ER last night for possible bronchitis or throat infection the ER gave me amoxicillen and today my family doctor gave me cipro (ciprofloxacin) which one work?

Both: Either antibiotic may be adequate to treat bronchitis if the infection is due to a bacteria. If you got the Amoxil one day and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) the next, you probably should give the first medication several days to see if it works. If the infection is due to a virus, antibiotics will not help. It's difficult to differentiate between bacteria and virus, but virus is usually a more common cause of bronchitis. ...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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Was on Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 4 days, got a cold, nos 7 days have very deep painful cough like broncitis. Do I need different antibiotic?

Was on Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 4 days, got a cold, nos 7 days have very deep painful cough like broncitis. Do I need different antibiotic?

Depends...: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) doesn't affect viral infections. You could use Cipro (ciprofloxacin) if your doctor thinks you are experiencing a bacterial PNA after the initial viral infection. If a cipro- resistant bacterial strain is thought to be at play, then a different antibiotic will be used. Finally, the "deep", painful cough, if limited in the upper airway, isn't due to ineffective PNA therapy - talk to your doctor. ...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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Will cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat mrsa?

No: The vast majority of MRSA strains are resistant to cipro (ciprofloxacin). Mrsa if sensitive frequently develop resistance to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) during treatment. Oral septra/bactrim, doxycycline/minocycline or Clindamycin are much better choices. ...Read more

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Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg BID treat MRSA?

Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg BID treat MRSA?

No: Antibiotics for MRSA are: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS 1 tab BID x 5-10 days (2 tab BID if BMI >40);Clindamycin 300 mg Q8 hours (450 mg if BMI > 40); Doxycycline 100 mg Q 12 hours x 5-10 days; Minocycline 100 mg Q 12 hours x 5-10 days.

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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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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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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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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?

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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