Learn about Pseudomembranous Colitis with Martin D. Fried MD, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Produced by DrMDK.com
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Learn about Pseudomembranous Colitis Interviewer: If a child had to be put on extended courses of antibiotic, for instance sometimes which we saw this infections for 21 days sometimes even longer. We can get an overgrowth of the bacteria. Can you talk about that a little bit? Interviewee: The antibiotics kill off some of the good bacteria and some of the other bacteria tend to overgrow, one of the best ways in dealing with this is to give Probiotics. Probiotics such as acidophilus, lactobacillus and reestablish the Normal Flora while patients are on antibiotics. Interviewer: If that person—what would be the most common way treating that? Interviewee: If they had overgrowth that’s within C. difficile toxin the most common way of treating is to use Flagyl or metronidazole for about 10 days that will decrease the amount of—it will help you to reestablish the Normal Flora.