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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
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Antibiotics: After your doctor confirms your c diff infection with a stool sample at the lab, you will be started on antibiotics. Typically it is either Metronida ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
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Yes: This should be treatable, but recurrences or reinfection is not unlikely.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
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Hand hygiene: And follow his doctors instructions regarding medication.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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What's going on?: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth? A real diagnosis, or a pop self-diagnosis for your self-described tiredness? If the latter, i'd urge you to mai ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
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It's a dirty world: C. Diff is a bacteria can normally live in colon. Can overgrow, make toxin that causes watery diarrhea; might be mild, but can be life threatening ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Burgett
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Hospital: The majority of c. Diff cases occur in the hospital with patients who are taking antibiotics to treat recent infections. Other risk factors include be ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
A Verified Doctor answered
Infection: Colon infection from clostridium difficile can cause fever, nausea, abdominal cramping pains, sometimes serious abdominal pain, diarrhea & dehydration ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Watery diarrhea: Pseudo membranous enterocolitis caused by clostridium difficile causes variable amounts of watery, mousy smelling diarrhea. Sometimes, especially in ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
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Possible, unlikely: Vancomycin is seldom taken orally, and when it is it can at least partially treat c. Difficile infection, although it isn't active against spores. Wh ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
A Verified Doctor answered
Usually not: Vancomycin orally treats c.Diff. Intravenous vancomyin might disrupt the bacterial flora and lead to overgrowth.

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