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Should c diff be treated with anti- diarrhea meds?

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should c diff be treated with anti- diarrhea meds?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello
No
In fact this can make it worse and more deadly.
It should be treated with the correct antibiotic, which usually starts as flagyl.
That said, pepto bismal, under doctors supervision, early in the illness, is helpful.
Avoid immodium.
Talk with your doctor about this specifically.
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