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How can I prevent dehydration in my child that is infected with clostridium difficile?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Dr. John Hammes
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ORS

-ensure c diff is treated properly (flagyl or vancocin); o/w replace stool losses with oral rehydration solution (like gatorade) clear liquids, broth / bouillon.
Avoid lactose containing foods or heavy or fatty foods which may be difficult to digest or make stools worse.

In brief: ORS

-ensure c diff is treated properly (flagyl or vancocin); o/w replace stool losses with oral rehydration solution (like gatorade) clear liquids, broth / bouillon.
Avoid lactose containing foods or heavy or fatty foods which may be difficult to digest or make stools worse.
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