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Will Good Hygiene Prevent Clostridium
Fluids and Pepto: Dehydration from any cause should be preventable with attention to hydration with a balanced solution of water with electrolytes. It has been shown that patents with diarrheal diseases recover faster when they return to a normal diet as soon as they can eat food without vomiting. You should avoid most antidiarrheal medications except for bismuth subsulfate (pepto) because it binds the c diff toxin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Studies have shown that probiotics can prevent c.Diff infections and other antibiotic associated complications like diarrhea. Best way to prevent c.Diff infections is good hand washing if you visit a hospital or nursing home. Also by not taking antibiotics for viral illnesses like bronchitis and sinusitis. You increase your risk of c. Diff when you take abx for things like these. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am recovering from a clostridium difficile infection. I heard recurrence happens, how likely is it ? Is there a way to prevent it ?
Pregnant and terrified of clostridium sordelli. How can i prevent this? Should i be concerned if i have 2 previous healthy births.
Clostridium Sordelli: The United States Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) is studying this rare organism- Clostridium sordelli, and infections in women following medical abortion, or childbirth and maternal or infant umbilical stump infection. Infections are rare, and according to the CDC, women with underlying medical conditions that may affect immunity are most commonly affected. See link below. ...Read more
Chances of clostridium difficile returning after 2days of flagyl. 16days vancomyclin. Does the vanco or Flagyl kill the good bacteria too?
Yes...: exactly why we isolate patients in the hospital and clean their rooms with bleach. Development of disease however requires certain risk factors such as recent antibiotics, us of acid suppressing medications etc. Rarely have i encountered patients without any classic risk factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: C difficile can be a very serious illness, and recurs in 20 -30% of patients. You must ask your doctor if you should postpone your trip until a time when you are healthier. Foreign travelers should always carry prescribed medications with carry-on and not in checked luggage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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