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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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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


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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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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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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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Have to on low dose augmentin to prevent utis i get. Will taking strong probiotics prevent c-diff and crohns, or antibiotic associated diarrhea?

Have to on low dose augmentin to prevent utis i get. Will taking strong probiotics prevent c-diff and crohns, or antibiotic associated diarrhea?

Maybe: Augmentin is a pretty broad spectrum antibiotic. See if the doc can give you a narrower abx. I would definitely take probiotics but that may not prevent cdiff. Crohn's does not come from taking augmentin. ...Read more

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How many days after being off treatment can u get retested for clostridium difficile colitis to see if positive or negative.

Usually not: Re-tested as a matter of routine. If you are not better after the prescribed course of treatment then see your doctor or gastroenterologist asap for a re-evaluation of your condition. Don't wait to get more ill or dehydrated. ...Read more

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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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