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I have a recurrent bacterial infection in my mouth that goes away when I'm on Cipro but comes back as soon as the antibiotics are finished. The symptoms include irritation of my gums and bitter tasting saliva, headaches and excess acid production. The dentists and endodontists say it's not in my gums and the ear, nose and throat doctors say my sinuses are fine. I've even been to a gastroenterologist but he can't determine the source of the infection either. What can this be and who should I consult to find a cure? I can't keep taking Cipro every 6 weeks which is currently the only way I get any relief.
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Doctor: Dr Jones, Board Certified MD replied 8 years ago
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If the recurrent infection is the issue then I think you should get a culture of oral secretions done to find out the particular bacteria causing the infection.This test also specifies to which antibiotic that particular bacteria is sensitivity. Then you can get treated with that specific antibiotic.Many times over period there is resistant developed against routinely used the broad spectrum antibiotics like cipro and so they fail to eradicate infections completely. A treatment with specific antibiotic can help eradicate infection completely and prevent recurrence.

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