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    noisenuts posted:
    I have been diagnosed with this infection for the last 2 years. I've had several rounds of cypro antibiotics and drops,try to keep my ears dry. I had right ear surgery 2010 at the VA hospital and this is the only affected ear. Research shows cyprofloxin can cause ruptured achilles and I have started have been having tightness and minor pain on my right one which I never had before. What advice can you give for me?
    Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
    When you look it up on the Internet, it is spelled "pseudomonas" and there are several different species of this bacteria -- perhaps the most common pathogen that causes infections in the ear CANAL. The antibiotic is spelled "Cipro" or ciprofloxacin. This is available orally or drops. Are you taking both?

    If you are having Achilles pain, you will need to have a hands-on examination. Don't just automatically assume it is due to your antibiotic treatments...there can be MANY reasons to have discomfort in this area.

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