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Just finished 10 days amoxicillin w/diarrhea how long will last or is from good bact. Depletion how to tell difference?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Post-antibx diarrhea
Many antibiotics are non-specific as to what bacteria they kill.
When your normal gut flora is depleted by antibiotics you may be at risk for opportunistic pathogens. A very common one is clostridium difficile (c.Diff). Your doctor, in considering this possibility, will order a specific stool check. If c.Diff is found treatments include: different antibiotics, toxin binders, florastor probiotics.

In brief: Post-antibx diarrhea
Many antibiotics are non-specific as to what bacteria they kill.
When your normal gut flora is depleted by antibiotics you may be at risk for opportunistic pathogens. A very common one is clostridium difficile (c.Diff). Your doctor, in considering this possibility, will order a specific stool check. If c.Diff is found treatments include: different antibiotics, toxin binders, florastor probiotics.
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