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By mouth: This medicine is a quinolone antibiotic that treats infections and is given to people who have been exposed to anthrax.

Injection: This medicine is a quinolone antibiotic that treats infections and is given to people who have been exposed to anthrax.

Into the ear: Treats an outer ear infection (swimmer's ear). This medicine is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.

Into the eye: Treats eye infections. This medicine is a quinolone antibiotic.

By mouth: Treats a urinary tract infection or kidney infection that is caused by bacteria. This medicine is a fluoroquinolone (quinolone) antibiotic.

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Hot tub folliculitis

Hot tub folliculitis is an infection of the skin around the lower part of the hair shaft (hair follicles). It occurs when you come into contact with certain bacteria that live in warm, wet areas.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: November 20, 2012

Anthrax

Anthrax is an infectious disease due to a bacterium called Bacillus anthracis. Infection in humans most often involves the skin, gastrointestinal tract, or lungs.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: May 19, 2013

Taking iron supplements

Eating iron-rich foods is a key part of treating anemia caused by low iron levels. You may also need to take iron supplements as well to rebuild iron stores in your body.

Healthy Living - Last reviewed: May 13, 2013

Chancroid

Chancroid is a bacterial infection that is spread through sexual contact.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: September 1, 2013

Cat scratch disease

Cat scratch disease is an infection with Bartonella bacteria that is believed to be transmitted by cat scratches and bites.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: September 1, 2013

Shigellosis

Shigellosis is an acute bacterial infection of the lining of the intestines.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: May 30, 2012

Campylobacter infection

Campylobacter enteritis is an infection of the small intestine with Campylobacter jejuni bacteria.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: May 30, 2012

Plague

Plague is a severe and potentially deadly bacterial infection.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: May 19, 2013

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