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What is the recommended treatment for c. Difficile diarrhea?

What is the recommended treatment for c. Difficile diarrhea?

Vancomycin/Flagyl: Antibiotics (especially clindamycin) select for the overproliferation of clostridium difficile in the colon which can lead to profuse, watery diarrhea (and ultimately megacolon). For severe cases, a course of IV Metronidazole (flagyl) or oral vancomycin is the mainstay therapy. Fidaxomicin (dificid) is a newer drug that is also being used to selectively target pathogenic c. Difficile. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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My son is 7,he's had loose stools like 4-5 times/day, for last 3 days. Last night was loose, greenish with red specks. Is this dangerous & treatment ?

My son is 7,he's had loose stools like 4-5 times/day, for last 3 days. Last night was loose, greenish with red specks. Is this dangerous & treatment ?

Treat gastroenteritis: Your son is having infective diarrhea or dysentry , may be bacterial infection leading to loose motion and blood in stool .Consult your doctor get the treatment done as soon as possible . he may need blood test,stool test ,i.V. fluids and antibiotics ...Read more

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Cdiff 4yrs ago - now have LUQ & soft/loose stools. CDIFF TOXIN/GDH W/REFL TO PCR Result: Toxigenic C. difficile detected New infection or colonized?

Cdiff 4yrs ago - now have LUQ & soft/loose stools. CDIFF TOXIN/GDH W/REFL TO PCR Result: Toxigenic C. difficile detected
New infection or colonized?

Monitor: Once you have C. diff there is a reasonable chance you can be colonized. The criteria for infection include watery stools in excess of 3-4 times daily. The pain or discomfort is usually in the lower abdomen. Soft stools with a relatively low daily frequency usually are not indicative of C. diff. In summary, the presence of C. diff. in your stool in itself is not indicative of infection ...Read more

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Are there any safe treatments for diarrhea?

Are there any safe treatments for diarrhea?

Diarrhea: The safest treatment for diarrhea is adequate hydration, preferably with water and/or electrolytes and avoidance of its cause. ...Read more

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Cause, effects, symptoms and treatments for diarrhea?

Cause, effects, symptoms and treatments for diarrhea?

Causes of diarrhea: First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals/infections, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on the above. ...Read more

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When is oral rehydration therapy used to treat diarrhea?

When  is oral rehydration therapy used to treat diarrhea?

Replenish electrolyt: Gastroenteritis causes electrolytes especially sodium and potassium loss. Oral rehydration with tablets or powder replenishes these lost electrolytes in addition to water. ...Read more

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What are some good treatments for antibiotic-associated diarrhea?

What are some good treatments for antibiotic-associated diarrhea?

Stop abx.: Ideally if possible, stop the offending agent in this case the antibiotic (abx). You probably also want to make sure it's not a c-diff infection. The timing of the diarrhea as well as some stool tests can help determine that. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get Antibiotic-associated colitis without diarrhea? I seem to match up with all the symptoms but that, after a hefty triple therapy.

Is it possible to get Antibiotic-associated colitis without diarrhea? I seem to match up with all the symptoms but that, after a hefty triple therapy.

Dangerous C. diff: Yes, unfortunately it is possible to have colitis without diarrhea and if you think you have this, you need to be checked today by a doctor. Sometimes a patient may take an antidiarrheal or the illness itself causes a temporary 'bowel paralysis' so this needs to be evaluated for. A host of screening tests can help the doc make this diagnosis - so I suggest calling your primary MD and go to an E.R. ...Read more

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What treatments are best for diarrhea, muscle aches, and headache?

What treatments are best for diarrhea, muscle aches, and headache?

Diagnosis first: It depends on where the symptoms come from. Is it infections, is it inflammatory, is it a systemic process. For diarrhea you can avoid milk products. For muscle aches you can take analgesics. But you need to know what the true cause of all this is. ...Read more

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Are there any home treatments for diarrhea and dry mouth?

Are there any home treatments for diarrhea and dry mouth?

See your PCP: There are many causes of dry mouth like side effect of certain medications, diarrhea, certain diseases and infections (diabetes, anemia), nerve damage, just to name a few. See your PCP for proper diagnosis and treatment or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Diarrhea,vomiting for weeks.severe stomach pain & cramps.can't keep food down.been taking omeprazole and mylanta.not helping. ULCER? TREATMENTS? HELP!

Diarrhea,vomiting for weeks.severe stomach pain & cramps.can't keep food down.been taking omeprazole and mylanta.not helping. ULCER? TREATMENTS? HELP!

Probably not ulcer: Ulcers are not usually associated with diarrhea or cramps. Other causes, such as infectious gastroenteritis, inflammatory bowel disorders, celiac sprue, should be considered. See a gastroenterologist to have testing done. ...Read more

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I am currently on my period and now has a uti, i tried at home treatments but I am now feeling nausea and diarrhea. Should i go to the ER no insurance?

I am currently on my period and now has a uti, i tried at home treatments but I am now feeling nausea and diarrhea. Should i go to the ER no insurance?

Family Clinic: No. Absolutely not. That would be the most expensive option. There are good public health clinics in most communities and the family medical clinic will be probably a thousand dollars cheaper than the er. ...Read more

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What can cause colon pain (no blood, no diarrhea) after doing triple therapy & omeprazole for h pylori? Just left side/LLQ.

What can cause colon pain (no blood, no diarrhea) after doing triple therapy & omeprazole for h pylori?  Just left side/LLQ.

Scope: The best way to look for the cause is a scope. You may still have diverticulosis or a polyp. Also consider IBD or gluten allergy. Follow up with your doctor as required. All the best. ...Read more

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I have horrible diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps and goosebumps. What are some treatments? And what can I eat? Please help.

I have horrible diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps and goosebumps. What are some treatments? And what can I eat? Please help.

GI upset: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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My 8 month old has been vomiting on an off for 7 days. No fever. A bit of diarrhea. What treatment is recommended for the vomiting? 

My 8 month old has been vomiting on an off for 7 days. No fever. A bit of diarrhea. What treatment is recommended for the vomiting? 

8m old vomiting: Definitely keeing him hydrated is very important. I suggest making an appt asap with his pediatrician. He may have something very common as reflux but definitely need to r/o the more serious medical issues that may be going on. ...Read more

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Hi I just had green diarrhea tonight I don't have a fever what do I have and how can I cure this is it something I ate or am I sick.?

Hi I just had green diarrhea tonight I don't have a fever what do I have and how can I cure this is it something I ate or am I sick.?

Green diarrhea: Is not necessarily bad. Green indicates that foods have traveled quickly through your GI tract. Manage the diarrhea with fluids containing electrolytes. If you are unable to keep up with fluids by mouth, you may need an IV, this would be to treat dehydration. Blood in your stool would be more worrisome. All the best and be seen if you are not better. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more