Don't Consider Antibiotics for Most Patients With Acute Infectious Diarrhea
Questions will come up about when to use antibiotics to treat acute infectious diarrhea...due to new Infect Dis Soc of Am (IDSA) guidelines.
Infectious diarrhea is usually self-limiting...and often viral.
Maintaining hydration and electrolytes, along with loperamide for adults, is often enough. But try to avoid loperamide in children...the risks seem to outweigh benefits, especially in kids younger than 3 years.