Cipro for respiratory infections

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Avatar_n_tn Should my doctor be rotating antibiotics? I have been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cipro</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> almost the entire 2 years since the hospital. I am currently 26 years old, and other than a cold, in good physical health.
Avatar_m_tn I do agree with Liz about avoiding antibiotics if you can - the more you are on them, the more your body is going to become immune to them and then when you REALLY need them for a severe infection, they will be much less effective. Unfortunately, many times anbitiotics are prescribed too often <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> viral illnesses, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> which they do nothing.
Avatar_n_tn tested <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> UTI at docs came back clear. also prostate ok. Given 1 week course of cipro to no effect. week 9: tested at GUM clininc - all clear no treatment offered week 11: other doc provided 1 month course of cipro.
Avatar_m_tn It is easy to buy drugs OTC here so I have treated these problems as urinary <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infections</span> with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cipro</span> and have taken anti-parasite drugs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> the rectal itching. My third question is--is it possible that I have chronic chlamydia and if so, what would be an appropriate course of treatment?
206807_tn?1331939784 I remember back when we had the anthrax scare and at that time the only treatment known to work <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> that was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cipro</span>. Everyone was stockpiling cipro. But in the case of ebola, the drug companies are rushing to try to be the first to develop a cure. They better hurry up imo.
Avatar_n_tn I'm sorry to hear you're coping with a debilatating back injury but if there is any kind of mild exercise that you can do every day of tx, walking, swimming, stair exercise, etc. you may find it very beneficial <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>respiratory</span> problems, a bit comforting as well because the decreased function is still adequate to see you though. Hope this helps.
Avatar_m_tn Yes...this is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> UTI as well as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>respiratory</span> infection, middle ear <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infections</span>, and others. Brand names of this drug are Bactrim and Septra hope you feel better soon.
Avatar_f_tn Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics that are commonly used to treat a variety of illnesses such as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>respiratory</span> and urinary tract <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infections</span>. These medicines include ciprofloxacin (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cipro</span>), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin (Noroxin), and ofloxacin (Floxin). More than 23 million patients received a prescription for one of them in 2011.
Avatar_n_tn This type of yeast overgrowth is related to sinus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infections</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> the yeast overgrowth, Dr. Fishman treated him with a prescriptive drug, an over the counter remedy (as recommended by the lab) and many nutritional supplements, not an antibiotic. Dr. Lisk had a cat scan done, which showed all of my son's sinus cavity was infected. Dr. Lisk did do surgery for him. He got well!
Avatar_f_tn Yes, the antibiotics would work on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infections</span> they are meant to work on. Many sinus and ear <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infections</span> however are due to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>respiratory</span> viruses, not bacteria, thus sometimes the antibitiocs do not work.
Avatar_f_tn Since i went out on DB and I don't see 200 kids a day, I haven't had any infections except an ear infection which is treated with anitbiotic drops. It's one of the ONLY benefits of TX! When i was teaching I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>respiratory</span> and sinus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infections</span> every month. I'm hoping to remain infection-free by being a hermitess for the next 45 weeks.
Avatar_n_tn Well when I have had upper respiratory <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infections</span>, I was told by my doctor not to exercise so that it would not spread to the lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>respiratory</span> organs. Same for ear, nose, eye and some skin infections the advice and signs at the public swimming baths say not to go swimming. I am not a doctor, but am only quoting what a professional doctor's advice given to me. But to me it does make sense not to exert the body and to rest it to allow for the body to recover quicker.
Avatar_m_tn There are several of us on here who have a similar eye complaint: seeing a bright flash, like the afterimage of a flash bulb, when we blink, and sometimes, on upgaze. This is transient symptom for most of us, lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. When the "spot" in our visual field passes over a dark background, the spot appears light. When the spot passes over a light background, it appears dark.
Avatar_f_tn i bought an over the counter urinary tract infection tester and it game back negative for leukocites and slightly positive (very slightly) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> nitrites. i had some 500 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cipro</span> from a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>respiratory</span> infection that i had last winter. i called my pharmacist and she said that cipro is used for urinary infections. she said the dose is often 2 pills twice daily for 3 days. i have just enough so i started taking them and my frequent urination stopped after the second pill.
Avatar_n_tn I am being treated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>respiratory</span> infection with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cipro</span> 500mg BId and I am taking prednisone 11 mg for my RA. This morning I noticed a raised red rash on my old incisions. Knees and abdomen. Still feeling worn out.
Avatar_m_tn you were given <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cipro</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a cough? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cipro</span> has side effects you should contact your doctor since you're experiencing symptoms and they can give you somehting else, you shouldn't continue taking something that you're having a bad reaction to... I'm not a doctor and you should consult yours for further direction. Also, this is an STD forum are you concerned about an STD??
215461_tn?1331866365 Any infection that calls <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cipro</span> should be taken seriously, as in get the meds and take them. I understand the anxiety problem, too. I have been trying to get the right diagnosis for over a year and am still waiting. Hard on the nerves. I'm taking Alprazolam. Talk to your doctor if you are anxious or depressed.
Avatar_n_tn STDs almost never cause prostate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infections</span>. 3. See comments above about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cipro</span>. If this had been prostatitis, ciprofloxacin would have been an appropriate therapy. 4. This is not oral gonorrhea. As I said above, you could have caught something else coincidental to the exposure you mentioned. 5. See comments above about ciprofloxacin allergy. This is a diagnosis that should be made by a health care provider. 6. Yes, infections do sometimes cure themselves. 7.
Avatar_n_tn Hi, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> the past week or so I have been treated by my doctor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> prostatitis with cipro. In the meantime, I have begun to develop what I think is a sinus infection just after having a cold. Painful jaw and teeth, sinus pressure under my eyes, itchy ears, and mildly swollen (tingly) lymph nodes below my jawline. In addition, I have woken up a couple of nights sweating. Not drenched, but my body is moist and I feel both hot and cold at once.
Avatar_f_tn Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics that are commonly used to treat a variety of illnesses such as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>respiratory</span> and urinary tract <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infections</span>. These medicines include ciprofloxacin (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cipro</span>), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin (Noroxin), and ofloxacin (Floxin). More than 23 million patients received a prescription for one of them in 2011.
Avatar_f_tn i bought an over the counter urinary tract infection tester and it game back negative for leukocites and slightly positive (very slightly) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> nitrites. i had some 500 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cipro</span> from a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>respiratory</span> infection that i had last winter. i called my pharmacist and she said that cipro is used for urinary infections. she said the dose is often 2 pills twice daily for 3 days. i have just enough so i started taking them and my frequent urination stopped after the second pill.
242516_tn?1368227505 This new box warning via FDA is something i've been aware of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> some time in patients using ciprofloxaxin, levaquin (levofloxacin), Moxifloxacin (Avelox), ofloxacin (floxin), gatifloxacin (tequin), and i'm glad it'll be highlighted on labeling, showing it's increasing incidence: risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture is further increased in those over age 60, in kidney, heart, and lung transplant recipients, and with use of concomitant steroid therapy.
Avatar_f_tn I had Pneumonia 5 1/2 months ago......then got Roto-Virus...was sick <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> 4-5 weeks at that time. Then just 4 months after that I contracted Pneumonia again, but in the other lung this time. Took more antibiotics (Zithromax/cipro)...and the Xray showed the Pneumonia to be gone..but in its place I had a bad case of Bronchitis and Infection of the Sinus cavities. I am allergic to Penicillian/Sulfas......so am now on my 3rd of 5 pills (750mgs) of Leviquin.
242516_tn?1368227505 When do I need antibiotics <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a cold, as an adult? Never. Are you sick with a runny nose, sore throat, cough, possibly even goey green and brown stuff coming out? Well, you're not alone, you've got a cold like millions of other adults right now around the world. Colds are upper respiratory infections that are almost always caused by viruses in adults. They typically get better after a week to ten days.
276730_tn?1327966546 Mine is mostly sinus/throat/upper <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>respiratory</span> stuff and a nasty UTI. Before TX I got frequent sinus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infections</span>, too - I'm on allergy meds and injections as well as cipro, allergy meds, nexium, TX meds - interferon and riba wreak havoc on the immune system.
Avatar_f_tn Now when I get an antibiotic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> routine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infections</span>, I also take a run of one of those drugs. The c-diff tests are three stool samples over a period of time. Hope that helps.
Avatar_n_tn It also may be important to note that all of my immediate family (father, mother, and brother) are allergic to sulfa (my father has respiratory symptoms, my brother gets hives, and my mother's entire body turns red), but I have not noticed any symptoms of an allergic reaction and I have been taking Bactrim <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> about a week now. It seems like I am too young <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> prostate cancer, so I am thinking it is probably just side effects.
Avatar_n_tn Researchers have even begun to link fluoroquinolone antibiotics (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cipro</span> is just one) to fibromyalgia, gulf war syndrome (they gave the soldiers <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cipro</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> weeks encase of anthrax attacks during the gulf war and many came home complaining of a new strange disease that affected their whole body). It is very often misdiagnosed by doctors who try to treat each issue as its own thing and they send you to rheumatologists or neurologists suspecting lupus, MS, or RA.
Avatar_m_tn I have lots of swelling and redness at the opening of my urethra. I went to urgent care last week to get treatment <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a UTI and was prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cipro</span> (500mg x 2/day x 10days). The doctor said my urine was neg. for a UTI but that I could have an issue with my prostate (prostatitis?) I am 47year old male. Next day I went to the eye doctor because my eye is real bad and he ran a test that was pos. for adenovirus. He said it would be 1-2 weeks to clear up.
Avatar_n_tn <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infections</span> like mycoplasma are a common cause of chest <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infections</span>/ <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>respiratory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infections</span> in younger people. They can in a minority of people (0.1% in milder infections, up to 7% in severe infections leading to hospitalization)lead to neurological complications such as a mild meningitis, peripheral neuropathy, cerebellar problems, transverse myelitis (inflammation of part of the spinal cord), Guillan Barre syndrome and cranial nerve damage.