Antibiotics Are Rarely Needed for Acute Infectious Diarrhea

Questions will come up about how to manage acute infectious diarrhea.

Infectious diarrhea is usually self-limiting...and often viral. New guidelines will help guide appropriate treatments.

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.

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