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I have had an ear infection for 3 weeks. i have taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and it has gotten worse. it has a white thick pus constanly draining what do i do?

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Dr. Laura Yauch
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

You need to be re evaluated, and treated with a different medication.
You may have a resistant bacteria that needs pills instead of ear drops, or you could have an issue with fungus or yeast.

In brief: See your doctor

You need to be re evaluated, and treated with a different medication.
You may have a resistant bacteria that needs pills instead of ear drops, or you could have an issue with fungus or yeast.
Dr. Laura Yauch
Dr. Laura Yauch
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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ear

See an ENT to get an ear cleaning, do a culture and check the eardrum. You may need drops and a change in antibiotics

In brief: Ear

See an ENT to get an ear cleaning, do a culture and check the eardrum. You may need drops and a change in antibiotics
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Dr. Steven Celestin
Family Medicine

In brief: Better antibiotic...

If you are referring to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) Otic solution/suspension, then you have possibly been treating in inner ear infection (otitis media) with outer ear infection (otitis externa) medication.
An oral antibiotic is needed. If you are referring to oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin), then have PCP consider change to Penicillin based (or macrolide based if PCN allergic) med. If all else fails, Clindamycin is good for tough bugs.

In brief: Better antibiotic...

If you are referring to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) Otic solution/suspension, then you have possibly been treating in inner ear infection (otitis media) with outer ear infection (otitis externa) medication.
An oral antibiotic is needed. If you are referring to oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin), then have PCP consider change to Penicillin based (or macrolide based if PCN allergic) med. If all else fails, Clindamycin is good for tough bugs.
Dr. Steven Celestin
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