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Can taking probiotics prevent clostridium difficile infections?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Thank
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Thank
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