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My recent semen culture shows staph aureus mssa. I was put on ciprofloxin 500. Will this treat my infection?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Not ideal

Cipro is not something I like to use for treating MSSA (Methicillin Sensitive Staph Aureus).
That is a bad germ. The problem is the prostate has a capsule around it, so not every antibiotic can get in there to kill the germs. I wonder why your doc didn't use Bactrim which would kill the MSSA more efficiently. Bactrim gets into the prostate very well. It's a sulfa drug though - in case of allergy.

In brief: Not ideal

Cipro is not something I like to use for treating MSSA (Methicillin Sensitive Staph Aureus).
That is a bad germ. The problem is the prostate has a capsule around it, so not every antibiotic can get in there to kill the germs. I wonder why your doc didn't use Bactrim which would kill the MSSA more efficiently. Bactrim gets into the prostate very well. It's a sulfa drug though - in case of allergy.
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