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Is c diff contagious through airborne

A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
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
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
No.The spores are: very fastidious and can exist on all kinds of surfaces .This is one reason why it is so contagious.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Zandman
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 15 years experience
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
48hr : After resolvement of diarrhea or other symptoms.
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A female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
48hr : After resolvement of diarrhea or other symptoms.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Hmmm....: Tuberculosis from a coughing patient is the most contagious of the bunch. TB germs can hang in the air for a while after the patient leaves, and the n... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Back
Cardiology 8 years experience
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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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 11 years experience
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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