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Diarrhea After Antibiotics
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
I just finished a 10 day course for c diff. 3 days later, and i'm having acid reflux, dull hunger pain, gas, and diarrhea. normal after antibiotics?
My 3 years girl has diarrhea after taking antibiotic for 6d. Dr. Asked us to watch, now we saw more blood in her poo, but no fever. Should we to er/uc?
3 year girl has diarrhea after 6 day antibiotics. With blood in poo, but no fever. Dr wants us watch. Her temp drop to ~96.5. Should we go to er?
Normal: Absolutely not. Your doctor is right. There is nothing in the story that implies anything but a normal reaction to antibiotics. The temperature is normal. ...Read more
My 10 mo old has lot vomiting and diarrhea after 5 days of antibiotics. It's 5 ml 2x a day for 10 day course for mild ear infection . What to do?
Yes: Most antibiotics can cause diarrhea while they are being taken. Some antibiotics can cause an overgrowth of clostridium difficile (also known as "c-diff"), and this causes serious diarrhea, especially in the elderly. This diarrhea can occur as much as 6 weeks after stopping the antibiotic. Patients should notify their physician is they have diarrhea while taking or after taking antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons: Antibiotics can cause diarrhea because they kill the good bacterial flora in the colon. Some patients will take probiotics to help recolonize with good bacteria. However, antibiotics can also cause another bacteria clostridium difficile to grow. This bacteria can cause diarrhea on its own. If you develop increased abdominal pain or GI bleeding while on antibiotics, you should see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diarrhea: Diarrhea for 1 month is chronic diarrhea. Your stools should be analyzed for bacteria and parasites. Ask your doctor about the antibiotics. If the cause is unclear or if you have blood in your stool you may require a colonoscopy. Yogurt or probiotics may help while you are going through this process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife is on antibiotics which have caused a lot of diarrhea. What can we do to reduce this symptom? Already taking lots of yogurt.
Baby was on antibiotics(baby is almost 3 month) he started to have diarrhea now almost after every bottle. Is it normal? What should I do?
Probiotic : Probiotics may help.Get a more detailed answer ›
Flagyl/Vancomycin: Antibiotics (especially clindamycin) select for the overproliferation of clostridium difficile in the colon which can lead to profuse, watery diarrhea (and ultimately megacolon). For severe cases, a course of Metronidazole (flagyl) or vancomycin is the mainstay therapy. Fidaxomicin (dificid) is a newer drug that is also being used to selectively target pathogenic c. Difficile. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
C.difficile needs Rx: C.Difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella). C.Diff causes pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicates inflammatory bowel disease, causes fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Florastor is otc probiotic that may help suppress c.Diff, but if sick get treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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