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Does intake of Ciprofloxacin help in treating MRSA?

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Dr. Nagamani Ng

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Posted on Mon, 19 Sep 2016 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: I have two leg ulcers which my GP is treating with ciprofloxacin. I have just receivef a letter from the health dept. informing me that I have MRSA. Is this antibiotic appropriate?
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
APPROPRIATE.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting a query,

If the swab culture and positive for MRSA. Then ciprofloxacin would be a appropriate antibiotic. It is usually given for 3 months.
Along with this i suggest you to apply antiseptic wound dressing by your self daily. which will help in curing of ulcer

Any query do follow up.
Take care.
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