What is C Diff (Clostridium Difficile)?


What is C Difficile? What are the symptoms of C Diff infection? How can it be treated and how can it be prevented? Our bodies are home to many bacteria including c diff. Good bacteria kills or inhibits “bad” bacteria before it can harm us. When the good bacteria are killed by antibiotics taken for other medical conditions, C Difficile, which some people carry in their intestines, can create severe illness.

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
  • Symptoms: A Guide
  • How is it diagnosed?
  • How does it make you ill?
  • Colitis - The colon corroder
  • What are C Difficile toxins?
  • What is C Diff (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
  • Why do some people have recurring infections?
  • What is the'fecal transplant' therapy?
  • Vancocin
  • Flagyl Treatment
  • Fidaxomicin
  • C Diff Treatment
  • C Diff Diet

  • Article written by Dave Roberts.
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    mary March 19, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I am SO GLAD you are having the transplant on Friday!! It is definitely a piece of cake…or piece of poop (LOL). You will feel nothing at all. They gave me some “happy juice” and I was out. Exactly the same as a colonoscopy. I did have to clean myself out (I was convinced there was nothing left inside me but there was a little). That was the worst part. I was home within 4 hours. I was very reluctant to go to the bathroom & just wanted to lay in bed and let the good bacteria multiply. I had the procedure on Friday & had a little diarrhea on Sunday from the after effects of cleaning myself out. On Wednesday, I had a “normal” bowel movement. One. There was no c:diff smell, no odd color. It was normal. I do have some gastro problems as a result of my c:diff & am on a reflux medication. But, the doctor said my c:diff was at the highest farthest part of my colon & not surprised I have some reflux. I will take that any day over a colostomy. Please let me know if you have any specific questions. You will do fine, Dee. Please email me and let me know how you are. mary.b.rabquer@owenscorning.com. Good luck & God Bless. I pray all goes well for you.


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