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Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
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How can you get rid of c.Diff. (clostridium difficile)?

How can you get rid of c.Diff. (clostridium difficile)?

Agree with above: The infection has a propensity to relapse hence, fecal matter transplantation should be considered in some cases to restore gut microbiome. Would try not taking antibiotics if can be avoided. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Clostridium Difficile (Definition)

Clostridium difficile is also known as Clostridium Difficile infection. C. Diff, it is a spore forming bacillus that when the micro environment of the colon is modified by antimicrobials, it can germinate and elaborate a toxin causing pseudo membranous colitis, ...Read more


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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

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

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Atul Singh
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How long should it take to get rid of c diff o was in the hospital for 15 days and was treated with vancomycin and a week later I am back in the hospital in sever stomach pain again back on the vancomycin is this normal I do also have lupus.

How long should it take to get rid of c diff o was in the hospital for 15 days and was treated with vancomycin and a week later I am back in the hospital in sever stomach pain again back on the vancomycin is this normal I do also have lupus.

Cl diff: Are you on any medications for your lupus ? What the trigger for your first episode of cl diff? Was that related to a course of abx? Have you been tested with flagyl also ? Most cl diff will respond to vancomycin but there are other options. Request a consult with an Infectoius disease doc. In some cases a new agent that may be more effective than either of the abx may be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Can u still get toxic mega colon if ur on treatment for c diff? Or will treatment prevent that

Can u still get toxic mega colon if ur on treatment for c diff? Or will treatment prevent that

C. difficile: The answer depends upon your response to medications. There are strains of cl. Difficile that are resistant to medications used to treat this condition, and toxic megacolon may occur secondary to the severity of infection encountered prior to institution of therapy. You need to keep in close touch with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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ID Doc says take Vancomycin during treatment if I need other antibiotics and seven days after treatment to try to prevent C Diff? Thoughts??

 ID Doc says take Vancomycin during treatment if I need other antibiotics and seven days after treatment to try to prevent C Diff? Thoughts??

Fecal transplant: Fecal transplants have been shown to be effective in treating C diff. Please discuss this option with your doctor, in case you need to take antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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No diaherra but positive for c diff toxin b. Do i need treatment? Most i get is mild cramps. & slight temp. 99.8. For a bit then normal

No diaherra but positive for c diff toxin b. Do i need treatment? Most i get is mild cramps. & slight temp. 99.8. For a bit then normal

Doctors advice: Not sure where the disconnect is here. We are not here to provide treatment or to interfere with the doctor providing you care. Asking us the asme question over and over is unnecessary. Take the medicine your physician recommends and be done with this. You have an infection and a fever! ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
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What type of treatment would I need for Mrsa and c.diff and how do I stop them spreading? What if I've kissed or had sex can the other get it?

What type of treatment would I need for Mrsa and c.diff and how do I stop them spreading? What if I've kissed or had sex can the other get it?

Antibiotics: MRSA is treated with Bactrim or clindamycin. C-diff is treated with flagyl or vancomycin. Both are spread by direct contact - touching either the MRSA wound or c-diff infected poop. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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That I have c diff toxin b with no diaherra. Have constipation. Treatment anyway with vanco 125mg. Will i get diaherra or make things worse on treatme?

Need more info: Why were you tested for c. Difficile toxin if you had no symptoms? That makes no sense, nor is it easy to understand why you are being treated. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Clostridium Difficile Infection (Definition)

Clostridium difficile is a bacteria that can cause intestinal infection and diarrhea. It more commonly ...Read more


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