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My son is traveling in Asia and he got a series of illnesses

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my son is traveling in Asia and he got a series of illnesses most of which are manifested by diarrhea and stomach ache he went through a regimen of noraflaxin got better.
He then appeared to get some kind of reaction to good which have him severe rashes. The diarrhea seemed to have subsided and then the rashes manifested. Now the diarrhea is back the rashes seem to be subsiding. Can he start on a regimen of levaquin right after having finished the noraflacin?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
since he has been on antibiotics recently and now having diarrhea,
he needs to have his stools checked for clostridium difficile bad bacterial overgrowth which can cause his diarrhea.
levaquin would not help with c diff
if he has c diff, he would need flagyl or oral vancomycin to help his symptoms
he needs to see a doctor right away and get his stools checked for C diff infection
he can go to the ER or urgent care center to get this tested asap
does he have an urgent care center or hospital close by where he can see a doctor right away?