What can be done for a staph skin infection- cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Maybe. Depending on the culture and what it is actually sensitive to. That is why some strains are methocillin resistant (mrsa). Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication for you.

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It's okay to use ciprofloxacin ophthalmic ointment for skin infections right?

Poor choice. Skin infections can arise from a myriad of sources. Ciprofloxacin may treat the particular microorganism, or it may do absolutely nothing. Recycling previously prescribe antibiotics is rarely a good idea, and less so if they were designed to treat a different body part. The wisest course of action is to see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. Read more...

Mother has kidney infection & is taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) but continues to experience headache in the lower back of the head. Is that normal? Side effect? What2do

See answer. Headache could be related to having a severe kidney infection especially if was present before starting the antibiotic; or a side effect of the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotic; or less likely either unrelated or indirectly related such as a migraine. If not relieved by otc meds, or worsening, or associated with other neurological symptoms, then should call the treating physician for advice. Read more...

Will a staph skin infection harm my unborn baby?

Probably not. Staphylococcus skin infections are typically localized to the skin and pose no risk to unborn babies -- but the infection needs to be treated before it can cause any harm to you. See your obstetrician. Read more...
Can't reach it. Only infections that enter your blood or travel up the birth canal can get to the baby. Staph skin infections do not.Vaginal infections would generally never have a chance to get through to baby unless the bag of waters was leaking. Take care of yourself & you/baby will be fine. Read more...