C-diff Awareness Virtual Walk: Dentists and Broad-spectrum antibiotics

Oakley did 2.5 miles with me. I can’t tell you how many people have said they developed CDI after a dental procedure. Dentists often prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics like Clindamycin prophylactically. That is, they give you an antibiotic in case you might get an infection. Unnecessary antibiotic use leads to antibiotic resistance and microbiome disruption, which can lead to a life-threatening c-diff infection. Beware. Ask if you really need that antibiotic. Ask if a shorter course of antibiotics would do. Take a probiotic supplement with it. Protect yourself. Advocate for yourself. #cdiffawareness

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