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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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Clostridium Difficile (Definition)

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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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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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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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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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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On antibiotics, scared about c-diff. Does everyone on meds get it? Recovering from infection, unsure of probiotics, what else can i do to prevent it?

On antibiotics, scared about c-diff. Does everyone on meds get it? Recovering from infection, unsure of probiotics, what else can i do to prevent it?

Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to get c diff by using a Clindamycin facial treatment for acne?

Is it possible to get c diff by using a Clindamycin facial treatment for acne?

NO: Caused by oral or injection of clindamycin, not by topical. Note, however, that it is not wise to use clindamycin as the only treatment. It is not much effective as a solitary treatment and that this type of use results in resistance by C. Acnes bacteria. But it will never cause C. Diff. ...Read more

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

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

Maybe: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 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 (amoxicillin and clavulanate). ...Read more

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Does emergen c helps get rid of mucus?

Does emergen c helps get rid of mucus?

Not specifically: Hydration helps to moisten mucus so that it can be expelled. Emergency c is a healthy combination of vitamins and minerals. Take care. ...Read more

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I got my back waxed 2weeks back.N aftr 1week i cud c my back compltly filled wd boils.Ds is 2nd tym i waxed .Pls teme how to get rid of d boils asap?

I got my back waxed 2weeks back.N aftr 1week i cud c my back compltly filled wd boils.Ds is 2nd tym i waxed .Pls teme how to get rid of d boils asap?

Boils: See your doctor to have the boils cultured to determine what bacteria you have and what antibiotic will kill it. An antibacterial soap along with warm soaks to the boils and antibiotic therapy (pills) should help cure it. ...Read more

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My doctor said I have hepatitic c how can I get rid of it?

My doctor said I have hepatitic c  how can I get rid of it?

Treat Hepatitis C: There are very promising treatments with good cure rates. It can be cured with a combination of pills ( Incivek or victrelis (boceprevir) and ribavirin) and peg interferon. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cold?

How to get rid of a cold?

Time: All the medications that have been put forward to target cold viruses (not influenza) have not surprisingly proved lame and worse than the disease. Best rx's is Pseudoephedrine used judiciously and briefly, something like iboprofen for pain, and plenty of water to keep the pain meds from slowing down kidney function and keeping the chest secretions moist and flowing. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of ED?

Test and treat.: Your first step would be to elucidate cause - generally speaking it’s physical/medical 50% of the time and mental/emotional 50% of the time. Once work-up for physical/medical causes is complete, then entertainment of cause and treatment can begin. Consult with Urologist to begin the process. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of it ?

What is the"it"?: We need a description of your medical question to better help you. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a corn?

How do I get rid of a corn?

Depend on cause: Trimming or having corn non-invasively removed will temporarily work. However, if what caused this to form is not corrected, then corn will return. May need different shoes, padding and even surgery to correct any deformities. Consult with podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of b.V?

How can you get rid of b.V?

Test and Treatment: After the testing and the reason for the infection is determined the proper kind of medication is prescribed or recommended. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of these ?

How do I get rid of these ?

Ask again: Not enough information. Please ask your question again. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of anxeity?

How do I get rid of anxeity?

Start with a medical: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Seeing a therapist cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scbies?

How can I get rid of scbies?

Scabies: First in many instances the product that is available over the counter is no longer strong enough to rid yourself of these bugs. There is a prescription strength of Permethrin cream at 5% concentration and there is a pill that many physicians are now prescribing to rid you of these bugs. Your family physician should be able to help you get treated. ...Read more

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How will i get rid my migran

How will i get rid my migran

Medications.: Trial of medications. There are many medications effective for this if routine over the counter meds don't work. Should try the simple stuff such as aspirin, Acetaminophen and nsaids such as Naproxen or ibuprofen. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Zandman
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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