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how long is c diff contagious

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Zandman
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Good question: Hard to say. We don't routinely test patients with c diff to confirm eradication after treatment, because they can still be asymptomatic carriers (tes ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
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48hr : After resolvement of diarrhea or other symptoms.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
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Depends: after initial diagnoses, if repeat stool test 5-7 days later is negative then u are nor contagious, but cdiff has spores, and if those spores stay in ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
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Until clear: C-diff is not very contagious if one follows routine hygiened measures by washing hands with soap and water ( the sanitizing gel won't do the job). H ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
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48hr : After resolvement of diarrhea or other symptoms.
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Dr. Lori Lange
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Depends: Depends on if your symptoms totally resolve on the vancomycin. Generally 10 to 14 days. However some people are carriers and have no symptoms. Get a ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
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C.diff: It is uncommon for people without risk factors to get c.diff . Person is not considered contagious after diarrhea has resolved.
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Definitely not: C. diff is a disease transmitted by the 'fecal-oral' route, which sounds disgusting because it is. Spores from another patient can contaminate the env ... Read More
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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No.The spores are: very fastidious and can exist on all kinds of surfaces .This is one reason why it is so contagious.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Back
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Yes: C.Diff is contagious and spreads easily if you do not was your hands properly after contact with a patient who is currently infected. If your symptom ... Read More
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