Cipro for an ear infection

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About the only good thing that can be said of ciprofloxacin therapy is that it is better than losing life or limb to an infection. Typically cipro is used as an antibiotic of last resort--the last, best hope before amputation or death. It is a very powerful antibiotic but it also has some pretty ugly side effects. Why haven't we heard from those people who took cipro and didn't have any visual problems? Perhaps we only hear about the coincidences that might occur purely by chance.
Now for middle ear infections amoxil is also used, so is cipro. Cipro is a hard hitting antibiotic and I have been on it and probably still suffer from it. There are other physical treatments such as myringotomy (sp). Basically the ear drum is purposely punctured, and the middle ear cavity is then allowed to drain. Sounds painful.... but 200$ says you will rather have that done than go through the pain you are in now.
My son is 4 years old and has had an ear infection for over 6 months. We were being seen by a doctor through a Yale pediatric group. He was misdiagnosed for so long. He is now on a picc line with cefepime for 3 weeks with not great results. Any suggestions?
You don't get ani-fungal drops for a middle ear infection. You get ear drops for an outer ear infection which. The outer involves the Auricle, (ear lobe) & ear canal.
We have been to the dr. 2 to 3 times a week for 4 weeks now and still going strong. She had an ear infection for 2 weeks had oral, ear and injectable antibiotics and her ear drum ruptured 3 times and then she got a fungal infection. They have painted it and tried lotrim drops which are used for athletes foot. Well it cleared up for 1 day and the dr. said stop all treatments and now it is back and she has a perforated(hole) in her eardrum. I am at my wits end.
I experienced sharp pain and a feeling of pressure in my right ear, as well as a muffled sense of hearing. This led me to my family doctor the next day. He diagnosed me with an ear infection, gave me Cipro HC, and referred me to an ENT. Saw the ENT (Doctor 1) a day or two later, I can't recall. He told me it was a fungal (ew!) ear infection with a lot of debris...he also told me to stop using the Cipro, as it doesn't fight fungal infections.
I was using Floxin ear drops and taking an antibiotic called SMZ-TMP for an ear infection when I started peg-riba treatment 6 weeks ago. Neither is listed in the drug interaction guides as being contra-indicated with the hep C drugs. However, I am under the impression that the SMZ-TMP made it even harder to stay hydrated than it is already on TX. Just had my first viral load test since starting TX today; I'll let you know if I flunked!
about a month ago i went to the doctor with a bad stomach infection my stomach was cramping and hurting/burning she had a look at me and gave a prescription for cipro(a two week prescription) i was taking the cipro a during the second week a noticed my ears feel like they had to be popped, like ear pressure my stomach pains went away but my ears still botherd me then i noticed i started to feel kind of sluggished/tired and dizzy through the day.
thats weird, while i was pregnant every time i would puke(tmi i know)this happined every untill delivery unfortunatly, i would have the same thing happin, i told my doctor and he said it wasnt pregnancy related and i had no ear infection, weird, i hope your doctor does something for you because its really annoying! i thought i was losing my hearing!
When I lay down I feel like some liquid is flowing through my ear/head yet nothing is coming out. I just got checked by an ENT and she thought I might have a sinus infection due to the dripping in my throat and gave me Cipro which my body couldn't handle and I broke out in hives, test came back negative. I feel like my right ear is filled with liquid yet when my ENT looked in there she said everything looked normal.
My 15 year old son has had an ear infection for over a month. treated with Amox and bactrim with no help, it just kept getting worse. finally cultured the drainage, he has pseudomonas, and was getting the wrong treatment. Now on cipro orally and tobramycin ear drops, will this clear it up? He is really hurting, and I am worried this will never go away. Had anyone had this and will it clear up and go away?
What do I need to do to get rid of an infection on my face that is accompanied by slight muscle swelling and pain? The area has been infected for two years. I'm a 55 yro female; previously unremarkable derm history. Feb. 2002-bumps appear in l. cheek,like ordinary acne. June 2002- hasn't gone away; over the counter acne meds didn't help. The area is red, swollen, hard and the size of a quarter. Pcp gives 4 sample cipro tablets and prescribes topical clindamycin.
Well, if I remember correctly, diverticulitis is when food particles get stuck in tiny little pockets of the colon and cause an infection. Possibly the nodes behind your ear are responding to the infection by swelling up. I'm kind of reaching here, but that's all I can come up with. Hopefully your ENT will be able to shed a little more light on the situation.
I have gone to an infection specialist who found increased titres for HHV-6 antibodies and EBV. I did blood PCR tests which revealed no active virus in blood other than Herpes type 7, as for saliva test, only antibody test above were positive no virus was found. So all in all, I am here now with constant ear crackling resembling tinnitus. I have been to 5 different ENTs who seem to find nothing. Endoscopy, blood work, and urine are clear, the only attachment they make is that HHV-6.
250mg for 2 weeks. After 9 days I stopped taking the cipro due to ringing in the ears. (in that nine days ALL symptoms improved dramatically) After being reexamined 2 days later the doctor decided the ringing was due to a sinus infection. I was put back on cipro at a dose of 500 mg for another 10 days. In the past ten days my condition has declined to the point where it is painful to sit down. I went back to the doctor.
Left side of my tongue swollen and at same time left ear infection. I want answers and am going to an allergist in two weeks. However, Purple 74 what kind of fillings do you have in your teeth? It sounds like an allergic reaction to Amalgam fillings (the silver ones). If you have Amalgam fillings get them out of your mouth as quickly as you can. Google it. Good luck!
That cleared it up and I had no problem until recently. Hwever I've been on Antiboiotices for the last two months due to an ear infection and thinking that since I hadn't been on Antibiotices for five years but was prior that there may be a connection.
Hi.  I definitely have allergies (cats/ragweed) and asthma.  Two years ago in August, I was sick, vomiting I was so ill.  Twice, two weeks apart.  From that point on fatigue never left me.  Several months later, in February, I came down with a horrible upper respiratory infection at the same time I was exposed to a huge dose of animal protein and a very unsanitary condition filled with unimaginable filth.  I've never lost my voice before, but this time, I could hardly squeak out a word.
Amoxciline is used for Upper Respiratory infection such as ear infection and nose.. Amoxicline is good at that, but not the prostate.
Usually, unless perhaps it is a very slow acting antibiotic like Cipro, you should notice an improvement with antibiotic in infection before this time. The doctors tell you never put q-tips in your ears. You might try using a warm damp washcloth and leaning your ear on it- something I think I remember from nursing school, where osmosis works to wick the fluid out of the high concentration in your ear canal to the lower concentration of the warm washcloth.
went to dr today he thinks i have sinus infection prescribed me cipro for 10 days is this good antibiotic for sinus infection?
I am a 25 year old woman with fairly severe allergies to just about all the usual suspects. I recently came down with what appeared to be an ear infection- the first one in my life. I was prescribed antibiotics (allergic to penicillin, so I was given erythromyacin) the eyrthromyacin failed to work after about 10 days, so I was given biaxin, which failed at which time my eardrum ruptured and I was given cipro, and I had to discontinue do to adverse effects.
I AM 42 YEARS OLD AND FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS HAVE HAD SYSTOMS LIKE AN EAR INFECTION 4-5 PER YEAR. WHEN THE SYMTOMS BEGIN MY NECK AND SHOULDERS ACHE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND I FEEL REALLY RAN DOWN. USUALLY @ THE 3RD DAY I WILL BE SLEEPING AND TURN OVER IN BED AND GET SEVERE VERTIGO. I HAVE SEEN MY FAMILY DOCTOR AND HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THERE IS INFECTION IN MY EARS AND HAD BEEN GIVEN THE DRUG KETEK AND ALSO ZYRTEC AND IT HAS TAKEN CARE OF MY PROBLEM FOR THE TIME BEING.
There are not many resources on the internet about mycoplasma, but I have read that it can cause gastrointenstinal problems. If the GI suspected an infection, and it was not H. Pylori, can it be mycoplasma? The GI doctor says it is doubtful, but what is the source of the infection in the first place? Brianna was on steroids at first which did not help her headache. She is now on beta blockers which do not seem to be helping.
Sinuses clear, the mucus was clear. I have gone to an infection specialist who found increased titres for HHV-6 antibodies and EBV. I did blood PCR tests which revealed no active virus in blood other than Herpes type 7, as for saliva test, only antibody test above were positive no virus was found. So all in all, I am here now with constant ear crackling resembling tinnitus. I have been to 5 different ENTs who seem to find nothing.
Tinnitus is a fairly common symptom and can be difficult to diagnose. A variety of vascular problems, neurological problems, or anatomic diseases (i.e. masses) can all lead to tinnitus. Infection can be present as well, and should be appropriately treated. A complete head and neck exam should be considered. Tumors in the head or auditory system should also be ruled out, either with a CT scan or MRI. A audiogram (hearing test) should also be done.
So about 2 weeks after the throat/ear pain returned I requested further treatment; he prescribed Cipro. Again, I felt totally better on the Cipro, but within a couple of days after completing the round, the pain came back. I can breathe clearly through my nose, that's not an issue. What is this!!? And why does it go away when I'm ON the antibiotics only to return afterwards!? I would greatly appreciate some insight about this, i've been suffering for about 3 months now.
I went to the ER back in the middle of October and was shocked when they told me my ear was NOT red. It hurt so bad and felt so much like an ear infection, I was convinced it was. They gave me Roxicet for the pain and sent me on my way. After 4 days, the intenseness pretty much went away, but I still felt a "sensation" in the middle left of my head.
i was prescribed nystatin (which i did for 27 days it did not help) a day or so after noticing my tongue my ears developed an infection and sharp pains. i was prescribed cipro to kick the infection that i had but it to did not work... my mouth now constintly hurts and my primary cant figure it out. i have noticed sharp pain in my upper left ab area just behind my last rib in the past couple days which have added to my symtons. i have been tested for hiv, and have had may labs done on my blood.
If your doctor is worried that you might have pneumonia, a chest x-ray can look to see if there's an infection, especially for those who have coughed for more than 3 weeks. With a viral bronchitis, you should avoid antibiotics especially zpacks (Zithromax / azithromycin) which are overprescribed for these symptoms , and can lead to side effects and adverse drug reaction such as rash, antibiotic drug resistance and yeast infections.
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