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How To Get Rid Of C Diff
If over a few days,: See a doc. It may not be anything serious, but if it is it can be very bad to let it go on for long. Becoming dehydrated is not at all a good idea and that can happen quickly. For the first day or two, you can try over-the-counter remedies (ask the druggist) and eat or avoid certain foods - eat bananas, blueberries, rice, toast, yogurt, tea - avoid dairy, fatty & sweet foods. But see a doc soon! ...Read more
VD?: Hi my initial reading of your question made me think you might have meant VD for venereal disease. If so, this question becomes complicated until more information is known. What are your symptoms? Have you been diagnosed with something? Has someone informed you that you may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease. I just need more information to answer your question appropriately. ...Read more
Vancomycin for c dif: Metronidazole is usually effective, but don't worry. If you have another relapse after your 2nd course of metronidazole, your doctor will probably treat you with oral Vancomycin which is usually the next step. Your doctor may also want to consider probiotics as well. Get well soon! ...Read more
Tmau: There is no known cure or treatment for the disorder. Ways of reducing the fishy odor may include: avoiding foods such as egg yolks, legumes, red meats, fish, beans and other foods that contain choline, carnitine, nitrogen, sulfur and lecithin taking low doses of antibiotics such as neomycin and metronidazole in order to reduce the amount of bacteria in the gut using slightly acidic detergent with a ph between 5.5 and 6.5. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissues. It is usually caused by one of a number of bacteria or by aspiration of saliva or food in those who have problems swallowing such as patients who have had strokes or altered levels of consiousness due to alcohol or drugs or seizures. Pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Usually antibiotics: C.Difficile is a common bacteria that can cause problems when the normal bacteria of the gut/intestines is wiped out. This can happen with any antibiotic, and the more antibiotics used, and the longer used, the more likely a problem will occur. Probiotics(friendly bacteria) can help when taking antibiotics, but may not be enough. Pain, blood, diarrhea, fever are warning signs and need evaluation. ...Read more
Patience: Mastitis is an infection of the breast. They can be treated simply with antibiotics or may require surgical drainage if there is an abscess. If this is a problem that has been ongoing for a few months, you should see a breast specialist and possibly get a biopsy to make sure cancer is not present. Mastitis can be troublesome and long lasting but can resolve with appropriate care. ...Read more
If you have the Flu: hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed w/n first couple of days of sx’s to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more
Steroids: For really bad, full body poison ivy - especially if it involves the face - i might use an oral steroid burst, some thing like Prednisone for a few days. For just bad local reactions, i recommend cool/ice packs to help with the itch, then a steroid and/or antihistamine cream. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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