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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Till diarrhea stops: Hand washing with soap is especially important to prevent transmission of infection. About 3% of healthy people carry C diff in their intestine.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Difficult infection: C difficile can be a major and an aggravating infection! There can be resistant infections that can take weeks to finally resolve. Bowel infections ma ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience in Family Medicine
C diff: This has become VERY hard to treat. If no better in 7-10 days then may need to try different treatment. I know it sounds gross but fecal transplant ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
With symptoms.?: Note: treatment success is measured by clinical resolution of the diarrhea. Did the diarrhea go away? If so, no further treatment is necessary. Otherw ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience in Wound care
Just two: 1st stop the antibiotic that caused it. Sometimes that's enough. The usual starting is Flagyl while more severe cases require oral vancomycin. Ther ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
C. Diff enteritis: Surprising! Metronidazole is the treatment for c.Diff. May be you are resistant to metronidazole, you may have to try vanco in po.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Metronidazole: To my knowledge it is not be associated with emotional symptoms.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
The 1st didn't work: Clostridium difficile can be "difficile" to treat and might not respond to the first round of antibiotics (usually Metronidazole or vancomycin) it ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No problem: The treatment should not interfere with any of your daily activities. Except alcohol ingestion.I believe it can make you very nauseated if you drink o ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Depends . . .: Whether any given antibiotic works depends upon whether the infection is caused by a sensitive bacteria. For instance, common cold is caused by a viru ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
18 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Any antibiotic including, Doxycycline can increase your risk of getting c. Difficile diarrhea. However, because Doxycycline has poor activity against ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Well...: There is no stats as to whom is going to develop C. Diff pathology with antibiotics. what is known is that nay antibiotics can cause it! Chances are ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Usually not: Vancomycin orally treats c.Diff. Intravenous vancomyin might disrupt the bacterial flora and lead to overgrowth.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience in General Surgery
Antibiotic: Usually use to treat colon infection such as diverticulitis or c diff colitis.
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
See your: Doctor. Re check stool. See if still vdiff positive. May need to change treatment. It may be your body getting back to normal as well.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Depends: The severity of disease at time of onset, the appropriateness of therapy, the immune status of the individual, and other factors will help to determin ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
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
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Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience in Pharmacy
Yes: This combination is used often especially in recurrent episodes or treatment resistant to a single or 2 drugs. Don;t stop anything unless you talk it ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Be sure and follow your doctor's directions and take all the antibiotics prescribed. Contact your doctor if your questions were not answered.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
SIBO, documented?: Treatment is often offered empirically when sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is suspected. However symptoms recur when the antibiotics are ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Maffezzoli
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: This drug is for parasites not bacterial infections.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Most common: cause for C diff colitis, one of the most common in hospital acquired complication. Many other factors may contribute, too.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Longer than you need: The two should not be used together. The Cholestyramine (questran) given to bind the c. Difficile toxin will also bind the vancomycin. Would stop th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
C. Difficile: Mild cases of c. Difficile infection can often be cured by discontinuing the antibiotics responsible.In more serious cases, oral administration of, fi ... Read More

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