What is C Diff

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Our bodies are home to many bacteria including c diff. Good bacteria kills or inhibits “bad” bacteria before it can harm us. When good bacteria is killed by antibiotics taken for other medical conditions, C Difficile, which is in the intestines of 1-3% of people, can then create illness, with the most common symptom being diahrrea.



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    Judy September 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I had blood coming from my urine and my stools so my doctor put me on 2500 mg of antibiotics a day. After a week I was having severe diahrrea 12-13 times a day. I called my doc who seemed unconcerned and I became so week and cound not even go out of my house because it was almost uncontrolable. After about 6 weeks I contacted her again and she told me to see a gastronoligist so I called the one I had used one time before. He said I hope you don’t have C. Dif…I had no idea what he was talking about but I had it BIG TIME and almost died. I was put on antibotics and after several weeks and fluids I started to feel like I was going to live. So now I have to beware that I can have it again and have to tell all of my doctors that I have had C.Dif. So everyone, make sure you tell all of your docs that you have had it.

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    Karen Amesyahoo August 2, 2013 at 2:54 am

    Can u have c diff in blood

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    admin August 2, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Yes you can but usually not in mild cases. See this page for further insight. http://www.ehow.com/about_5467768_sepsis-cdiff-infection.html

    Dave
    c-diff.net

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    Teresa August 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I was told by an RN that c-diff is a fungal infection and is to be treated with anti-fungal creames. Then she said the way a patient can get this is if they hadn’t washed their hands (or hadn’t washed well enough) after a bowel movement.
    Is this true?
    How about when a hospital has 5 or 6 pt’s on the same floor and the same RN’s are in and out of these rooms (yes, wearring gowns and gloves) and when the nutrition dept. delivers the trays (they DO NOT change gowns or gloves) Can the pt. be infected just by the nutrition dept touching trays or tables… of infected pt’s room then delivering trays to other pt’s? After all people in the hospital are usually there becauses of whatever sickness their immune systems are probably compromised. Thank you for your time and experience.

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    Barby September 5, 2013 at 1:58 am

    This is not a reply, but a related question…….Someone very close to me is in a nursing home & the patient across the hall has C-Diff. This patient’s wife died from C-Diff. How worried should people be if their loved one resides across the hall from a patient with C-Diff?

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    admin September 6, 2013 at 8:58 am

    A little bit worried but not hugely. The room across the hall may be contaminated with c diff but the main conduit of that to your friend is the hands of carers. If your friend asks her carers to always wash their hands before treating her that will eliminate much of the risk. A risk remains but it is much smaller

    Dave
    cdifficile.org

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    sherry March 7, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    my friend is going through this shit right now as we speak done went to every hospital for help but hopeless shady grove just gave him antibiotics but deff not working hes in a lot of pain and feels so drained out I feel for him like no one wants to help him very scary wow I told him to come to this hospital here in Hagerstown hopefully they will help him there good there I think any way I need to know something my friend said he had it now going on a couple of years and he said he feels like he is dying what do we do????

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    admin March 8, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Google Fecal Transplant and the name of your state. It often stops these long terms episodes in days

    Dave
    CDifficile.org

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