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How Soon After Starting Antibiotics Can You Get C Diff
Often within 60 days: Most cases of c.Diff colitis occur within 2 weeks of taking antibiotics. Almost all (90%) of cases of c.Diff colitis occur within 60 days of taking antibiotics. However, a few cases may occur up to 3 months or longer after antibiotics. Other risk factors for developing c. Diff colitis include: age >65; hospitalization, chemotherapy, GI surgery & procedures, HIV & use of proton pump inhibitors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are antibiotics safe anymore? Seems u get this c diff bug while tryin to get better from another illness. Why is this? I'm a unlucky 1 who caught this
Several days: Several days depending on the length and severitiy of the infection. ...Read more
How long does it take to get rid of c-diff? I have been on antibiotics 3 times in the past 6 months and am still having symtoms
See below: If antibiotics, the conventional treatment, have not been effective, you may wish to discuss the option of fecal transplant with your doctor. See this site for more information in this topic. You may wish to contact a medical school near you to avail of this treatment. http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/clinical-updates/digestive-diseases/quick-inexpensive-90-percent-cure-rate. ...Read more
Confused about c-diff, on antibiotics. I thought u get it from contact w/ the germ, why won't handwashing, not touching face, etc. help stop it?
Misunderstandings...: The exact source of Clostridium difficile (C diff) usually isn't known. It probably usually is contracted from other people, and handwashing is very effective in preventing it. "Touching face" has nothing to do with catching C diff. Most of the time, healthy people get no illness from C diff, although being on antibiotics that suppress other intestinal bacteria increases the risk. ...Read more
My husband tested positive for c.diff and hasn't taken antibiotics in decades. Is this unusual? Prescribed flagyl. How likely that I will get it?
Not contagious dz: Clostridium difficile is not a transmitted disease from person to person. It most commonly affects older adults in hospitals or in long-term care facilities and typically occurs after use of antibiotic medications. Treatment in those without symptoms is controversial. In general, mild cases do not require specific treatment. If your husband has symptoms he should be seen by his physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do some people get c-diff after stopping antibiotics due to not practicing hygiene/handwashing etc.- not realizing they're still at risk for while?
Clostridium dfficile: C. diff is not caused by stopping antibiotics but is an opportunistic infection that happens because of taking antibiotics. Antibiotics can eliminate a lot of the normal bacteria in the colon allowing C. diff to begin to take effect. Once a person has C. diff they are at increased risk of developing it again with any antibiotic. ...Read more
See below: Ihttp://www.uptodate.com/contents/clostridium-difficile-in-adults-treatment is not a do-it-yourself issue and need prescription. Usually vancomycin and metronidazole are given orally. see this site for more info. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/clostridium-difficile-in-adults-treatment ...Read more
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