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I took amoxicillin and 3 day zap know taking clindamycin 300 mg what is the chance do c diff?

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Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Wish can calculate: But certainly, more antibiotics significantly alter your gut microbial flora enough to allow C diff to propagate in your bowel & cause a problem if you happen to catch the bug. The last remark is quite crucial, as most will acquire the infection in health care settings. Community-onset C diff is still uncommon. The key thing is to wash your hands with soap & water a practice I tell all my patient

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