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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amar Dalsania
18 years experience
Cough, fever, sob: It might happen after you have inadvertently aspirated. There is an incubation period, but a focus of infection can be set up leading to fever, cough,... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amar Dalsania
18 years experience
Possibly: C diff should be viewed seriously. While it can be readily treated, it can be recurrent, severe, and refractory causing significant illness, morbidity... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amar Dalsania
18 years experience
Yes: If the temperature is high enough, and these is poor ventilation, no a/c, no fans, and inadequate hydration then sure it could happen indoors.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amar Dalsania
18 years experience
Yes: Although the use of antibiotics is most commonly associated with c diff, if you have exposure to c diff you can acquire it, typically in nursing homes... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amar Dalsania
18 years experience
Symptoms: Symptoms include abdominal pain which can be dull or crampy, watery diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, fevers, or chills. These symptoms are not different tha... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amar Dalsania
18 years experience
Antibiotics: Standard first line therapy is Metronidazole for 10-14 days. 1st recurrence can be the same course again or use oral vancomycin. Severe cases or freq... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amar Dalsania
18 years experience
Very quick: C diff pcr is available same day. Depending on the assay, the turnaround is very fast.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amar Dalsania
18 years experience
Lactose issue?: This could be a sign of lactose intolerance with alternative bowel habits. It may also be related to irritable bowel syndrome. Certainly there are ot... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amar Dalsania
18 years experience
Mostly different.: Cellulitis is a skin infection causing redness, swelling, and/or pain. It can be caused by MRSA rather than typical staph (MSSA) or strep in certain s... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amar Dalsania
18 years experience
Not necessarily: You don't have to. However, if you develop any bleeding, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, or blurry vision to name a few symptoms then certainly... Read More
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