Is metronidazole antibiotic to use for ear infection?

Metronidazole. Metronidazole is not typically used for ear infections. First line treatment is usually amoxicillin, however some patients respond better to amoxicillin/clavulonate, or a cephalosporin. Antibiotic allergy must also be considered when choosing, but Metronidazole is usually not among the choices.

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Hi I have just been prescribed Metronidazole for an infection in the gum. I think I have ear infections in both ears, would this get rid of them also?

Unlikely. Although metronidazole may have an antibacterial effect on a small spectrum of germs, it has little or no value with the type of germs that cause ear infections.However, the inflammation that is caused by your gum infection may be giving you a false feeling of ear pain due.The nerves that supply these areas can misrepresent the location of the problem. Your doc can sort it out. Read more...

Is a combination of amoxillin with clavulanic acid and metronidazole effective and advisable for the treatment of ear infection in children. Doctor.?

Should work. If prescribed by a doctor, those drugs would be a strong combination against a routine ear infection. Read more...
This is overkill . From my vantage point. The amox/clav would be a good single med for this issue & unless there was another issue being treated i'm not sure what the Metronidazole is for. It the kid had giardiasis or c.Difficile in addition to the ear infection i could see the combination. Read more...
No we do not. Use Metronidazole for ear infections! there are other good choices of antibiotics available.Unless your child is also under treatment for another condition that requires metronidazole. Read more...

Severe ear pain-2 weeks. Dx'd with outer ear infection, Rx'd antibiotic/steroid drops. They HURT to use! Why?

Probably because. of advance inflammation. You should try to follow your doctor's prescription as best as possible. If this is not possible, notify your doctor for alternative medication. Read more...

My 10 month old son has an ear infection with tubes and was prescribed an oral antibiotic. Can I use the drops ciprodex as well?

Yes. Yes, in fact i would personally just have prescribed the Ciprodex alone as studies show that topical antibiotics are more effective in children with tympanostomy tubes and an acute ear infection. Ask your doctor if he/she is comfortable with just using the Ciprodex instead of an oral antibiotic in addition. This will also decrease chances of antibiotic resistance. Read more...
Yes, you can. If you son has ear tubes, you may try to gently press the tragus (part of the ear in front of the opening of the ear canal) five times in a pumping motion after administration of the drops. This may allow the drops to pass through the tubes into the middle ear. Read more...
Was it prescribed... Was it prescribed for him for this situation? If not, no. Ciprodex is for an external ear infection, not for otitis media. Read more...

When treating an ear infection, what is the best antibiotic to use?

Amoxil (amoxicillin) Amoxicillen or Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are usually the drug of choice for treament of ear infections. Read more...
Ear infection. The choice of antibiotics for treating middle ear infections depends on age of the person and whether the cause is bacterial. A good percentage of these infections in older children and adults is viral in nature and these need no antibiotics to treat. Read more...

Do you think I can use antibiotic ointment for an outer ear infection?

No. Antibiotic ointments will just stick to the outside of where you apply. Outer ear infections produce debris and secretions that make antibiotic drops a more effective delivery mechanism. The drops might contain steroids to decrease the inflammation to improve the pain also. See your doctor. Read more...

Are there any non antibiotic ways to treat an ear infection?

See below. A h percentage of ear infections will resolve on their own. If your child is over the age of 2 years, you can treat the pain with tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or warm drops of olive oil in the ear that hurts. If the pain is not gone after 3 days, then your child should be seen. Read more...