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Is It Possible To Get Cdiff 6 Months After Last Dose Of Antibiotics
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
Is it cdiff or anxiety?Took antibiotics for 15days.Now 2mths later I have bloating, sometimes i don't get hungry & have nausea, dizziness/imbalance.
I was giving clindamycin 150 mg 4x a day 4 tooth infection. Ive had 3 bouts of severe CDiff in last 2 years. Is this antibiotic safe?
C. diff colitis: C. Difficile colitis a serious health issue can be life threatening. When it recurs, there is usually a spore that is not being treated, that becomes the source of regrowth. Okay to ask for an infectious disease consult, a longer course of antibiotic, a stool culture for the c. Diff and possibly a second opinion. Probiotics help establish colonic bacterial environment that keeps the spores at bay ...Read more
Does everyone on antibiotics get cdiff? Have soft unformed stool once a day that comes fast, doc says it's not technically diarrhea. Any advice?
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
Why must one wait a month after antibiotic course is completed to retest for cdiff? Is three weeks ok?
Check with your doc: C diff is a very tough infection to clear. Even after antibiotics and resolution of symptoms it is possible to still carry the infection. You should have your doctor confirm that you have cleared the infection. An important thing you can do on your own is to take a probiotic supplement. That will shift the balance of your gut flora to help get rid of the pathogens. ...Read more
Should I be worried that something is wrong with my 8 month old she was put on antibiotic twice and both times she developed cdiff
Not necessarily: I would give her probiotics on a regular basis and especially when starting antibiotics. ...Read more
I have had c-diff twice, once in 2010 & again in 2011. I had not been taking antibiotics either time. Will I keep getting these infections of cdiff?
Recurrent v new infn: C. Difficile (cdiff) is a spore forming organism like tetanus/botulism. Lives in nature (foods/hands/environment) & we eat it. Stomach acid can't kill spores. Travel to intestine (o2 conc lo/food present), sporulates, grows & makes toxins. Cdi risks: antibiotics, chemo, renal failure, incr'd age, chronic ds's (heart, dm). Wash hands, bleach surfaces, cln carpets, wash vegies, cook meats through! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After having cdiff/treatment i went from ecoli to klebsiella utis that are persistent. How can I rid my colon of heavy kleb without antibiotics?
Probiotics: Taking probiotics may help providing proper intestinal flora. ...Read more
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