When a family member or friend has a C Difficile outbreak we can be concerned about a possible spread and severe illness within weeks, for others. The reality is that most people, if they do become carriers as a result of a local infection, which is rare, could carry the bacteria for years without an active infection. Even when the c difficile has lodged in the intestine it usually does not provoke an infection straight away. The intestine contains many other ‘good’ bacteria that hold it in check. Taking antibiotics for other illnesses can have the effect of killing the good bacteria and allowing the c difficile to flourish.
If a family member or friend has an active c difficile infection then care with hand hygiene should be taken by all household members. Household members taking antibiotics for other conditions should be particularly vigilant as they will be more vulnerable to a possible infection outbreak.
• What are the symptoms
• How do I know I have it
• How is it treated?
• Is there a suggested C Diff diet
• What is the 90% cured 'fecal transplant' therapy?
• What is C Diff?
• The C Diff Smell - Key Facts for You
Understanding Your C Diff Infection
What is C Diff • Your Symptoms: A Guide • How is it diagnosed?
How does it make you ill? • Colitis - The colon corroder
What are C Difficile toxins? • What is Clostridium Difficile?
Is it a bacteria • C Diff Test - Your Guide
How do you catch it
What is the Contagious Period? | Is There an Incubation Period
Is it contagious? | Is it Contagious Through Airborne Transmission?
How is it Transmitted? | How can it be prevented?
C Difficile Treatment
What about recurring infections? • What is the 'fecal transplant' therapy?
C Diff Drugs Vancocin • Flagyl Treatment • Fidaxomicin (Dificid)
C Diff Treatment • C Diff Diet
Article written by Dave Roberts.
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