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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How can Clostridium difficile infection be treated?

I have been treated with metronidazole for C. Diff. Treatment was for 14 days Ended 5 days ago. Symptoms have returned with urgent diarrhea many times a day. Problem started after taking antibiotic for a nasal infection. Have a doctor s appt tomorrow but in the meantime the office prescribed vancomycin (10-14 day treatment). Have already had 24 days of antibiotics (first for infection and then for C. Diff. Scares me to take even more antibiotics for this recurrence of C. Diff. Suggestions? Analysis? Thanks
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

After going through your history, I would suggest you undergo one stool culture and sensitivity test so that we could conclude that whether still you are suffering from the C.diffle or is there some other reason for chronic diarrhea. If you are sexually active and having multiple partners or doing unprotective sex, then I would also like to undergo one HIV Elisa test.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Medhavi Agarwal
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