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Are there home remedies for clostridium (c diff) infection?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: NO

Do not try to treat this at home with "home remedies".
This is a bad illness which can result in profound damages if not appropriately treated and eradicated.

In brief: NO

Do not try to treat this at home with "home remedies".
This is a bad illness which can result in profound damages if not appropriately treated and eradicated.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: C.difficile needs Rx

C.Difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella).
C.Diff causes pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicates inflammatory bowel disease, causes fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Florastor is otc probiotic that may help suppress c.Diff, but seriously get treated.

In brief: C.difficile needs Rx

C.Difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella).
C.Diff causes pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicates inflammatory bowel disease, causes fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Florastor is otc probiotic that may help suppress c.Diff, but seriously get treated.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Martin Raff
It is dangerous to suggest any form of OTC treatment for Clostridium difficile infection since it may inhibit patients from seeking appropriate care. This potentially lethal disease should always be managed by an experienced professional.
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