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actually, stopping antibiotic treatment is a BAD IDEA and can be dangerous. once you start, you need to finish the treatment. if you stop, your body can create super germs resistant to antibiotics in the future.
if you start him on probiotics, it is very likely his stomach will settle down. plus, you are giving him the best stuff, breastmilk.
|Pseudomembranous colitis has been reported with nearly all antibacterial agents, including amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium, and has ranged in severity from mild to life-threatening. Therefore, it is important to consider this diagnosis in patients who present with diarrhea subsequent to the administration of antibacterial agents.
Treatment with antibacterial agents alters the normal flora of the colon and may permit overgrowth of clostridia. Studies indicate that a toxin produced by Clostridium difficile is one primary cause of "antibiotic-associated colitis."
After the diagnosis of pseudomembranous colitis has been established, appropriate therapeutic measures should be initiated. Mild cases of pseudomembranous colitis usually respond to drug discontinuation alone. In moderate to severe cases, consideration should be given to management with fluids and electrolytes, protein supplementation, and treatment with an antibacterial drug clinically effective against C. difficile colitis.
|actually, stopping antibiotic treatment is a BAD IDEA and can be dangerous. once you start, you need to finish the treatment. if you stop, your body can create super germs resistant to antibiotics in the future.|
Mama, the body is an amazing system. There are about 400-600 different microbials in the gut. The body is able to keep them in balance, if we are not killing off the "good bacteria" indiscriminately.
The nursing will help. The yogurt will help. You can put a bit of the S. boulardii on your finger and let him suck on your finger. Nurse. Nurse. Nurse. He will be ok. He is ok, he has diarrhea. It will get better.
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