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A 92-year-old member asked:

doctor said only bleach will kill c diff now. do you just wipe down bathroom, door handles? how do you clean hands if delicate skin? what about family

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
It does: Cdc recommends sodium hypochlorite or similar to be used in household bathrooms and toilets to prevent the spread of c. Diff. Important to remember that the spores are hard to be killed. Good washing is also recommended in hospital settings in between patients.
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See below: Wiping with bleach or hypochlorite cleans environmental surfaces of c. Diff. Spores. Only good hand washing with soap is needed for people. Don't get obscessive about it. Contacts are at little risk unless they are taking antibiotics.

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