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Should i take imodium for travellers diarrhea? antibiotics?

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Not needed usually: Traveller's diarrhoea is self limiting disease usually, so antibiotics is not needed for it. If it persists, a stool sample is needed to be tested first and then antibiotics is given according to the result. Imodium has no place in treatment of acute self limiting diarrhoea, as it treats the symptom not the cause of it.
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Only if sick ! : Antibiotics would not be advised unless you know what you've got, usually avoid antibiotics with Salmonella gastrenteritis

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Can you take Imodium for antibiotic induced diarrhea ?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Antibiotic diarrhea: No. Test for C difficile a bacteria associated with antibiotic induced diarrhea. If c diff treat with Flagyl/ vancomycin . Consider changing medication or stopping the med . Sometimes metamucil may also give bulk (even though it is used for constipation) as it absorbs water. keep hydrated. Call your doc today and discuss

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