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Will Good Hygiene Prevent Clostridium
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
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
I am recovering from a clostridium difficile infection. I heard recurrence happens, how likely is it ? Is there a way to prevent it ?
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
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?
Infectious Colitis: C.Diff is a bacteria may result is a severe infectious colitis (inflammation of the colon). Because of which patients may have terrible diarrhea but most worrisome is toxic colitis requiring a colectomy (removal of your colon). Antibiotic use puts people at risk for c.Diff. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gross but Good: Studies show that consuming the stool (feces) of a close contact is just as effective in treating clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (cdad) as some of the leading prescribed medications. The papers describe the procedure even noting the name and model of the blender used to mix the #!#@ (feces). Gross but good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: It is not that you're more susceptible, it's that you are more likely to be treated with antibiotics because of your condition. As c diff is typically a post-antibiotic illness, you are more likely to experience it. But it's not directly because of crohn's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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