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Can you use flagyl for an ear infection?

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5 Dec 2012


No, flagyl (metronidazole) will not help you.

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"Amoxicillin is commonly the first choice. Other antibiotics that may be given are azithromycin or clarithromycin, cefdinir, cefuroxime, cefpodoxime, amoxicillin clavulanate (Augmentin), clindamycin, or ceftriaxone."

I suggest you see an Otolaryngologist ( ear, nose and throat specialist ).

Take care,


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5 Dec 2012

Flagyl might not be the best antibiotic for an ear infection. It won't cover the bacteria that normally cause ear infections. Please see a doctor.

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Kristen84 5 Dec 2012

Thanks to you both. I've been to the doctor, z pack did not work & I'm having bad reactions to Bactrim. There's really no pain just alot of pressure & can't hear.

Anonymous 6 Dec 2012

I wish you a prompt recovery, and you are welcome.

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