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My son was on multiple antibiotics and now has c diff infection has anyone had this from antibiotics
I have not personally had it but my grandfather ended up with it from mistreatment of a UTI.
Yes! Its aweful. I think anyone can get c diff from antibiotics. I had it once. I had a strong antibiotic and the doctor explained that the antibiotic doesnt recognize good or bad in the stomach and wipes it all out! So you dont have that good flora to keep your stomach healthy.
my son had had C. difficile for nearly a year. He was on iv antibiotics for an infected pressure wound. The antibiotics destroyed all his “good” bacteria in his gut. This left him suceptible to C. difficile infection since the good gut bacteria usually protect you from C. difficile infection. He has been on Vancomycin for almost a year. Every time he goes off the Vancomycin the C. difficile comes back. He gets very ill and has terrible diarrhea. He is stable when he is taking Vancomycin. He is now scheduled to have a fecal transplant. We are hoping this will restore the good bacteria and this will cure the C. difficile.
Hopw your son is doing OK.