C Diff Kills, it's Curable, it's Avoidable

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  • Prevention

    How do you prevent cdiff? 1) Avoid taking unnecessary antibiotics, 2) Avoid dirty hospitals, 3) Take probiotics.

  • Treatments

    What are the best treatments? 1) Specialized antibiotics, 2) Probiotics, 3) Fecal Transplants.

  • Recurrence

    How do you prevent recurrence? 1) Probiotics, 2) Probiotic foods, 3) Avoid taking antibiotics that aren't necessary.

  • Research

    Latest studies and guesses at the direction of research and treatments.

Latest News

Latest News

Most effective treatment for C-Diff? August 15, 2011

The Enema of Your Enemy is Your Friend Fecal transplants could be a cheap and effective treatment for gastrointestinal disorders. http://www.slate.com/id/2282768/pagenum/all/ His plan was...

What would you like to see on this site? October 25, 2009

What would you like to see on this site? That’s the one question I’m asking right now. If we can share with each other...

Is Brewers Yeast the same as Saccharomyces Boulardii? August 9, 2009

Brewer’s Yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae) and Florastor (Saccharomyces Boulardii) are not the same organism.  They are both yeasts and have similarities, but they are distinctly...

Splenda Side Effects and C Diff (what not to eat) July 18, 2009

I never would have predicted it, but it looks like Splenda/sucralose could be a big no no for anyone worried about C Diff. According...

C Diff Infection – Hypervirulent NAP1 Strain and Fidaxomicin March 13, 2009

There are multiple strains of C Diff floating around our hospitals and this one is pretty scary.  “This NAP1 strain has a genetic change...

Fidaxomicin (formerly OPT-80, PAR-101 or Difimicin) February 19, 2009

It looks like “Fidaxomicin (formerly OPT-80, PAR-101 or Difimicin),” is still looking very promising so be sure to keep searching for its new name,...

Should I take antibiotics? [Part 4] January 7, 2009

Off Antibiotics – No More Cramps or Urges It has been 3 days of not taking the antibiotic now (Azithromycin/Z-Pak).  Within 24 hours of...

Should I take antibiotics? [Part 3] January 4, 2009

Part 1 of this article can be found here. Part 2 of this article can be found here. I asked for more antibiotics I’m...

Should I take antibiotics? [Part 2] December 28, 2008

Part 1 of this article can be found here. Started Antibiotics Well, I wasn’t getting better, so I decided to take the antibiotics before...

Should I take my antibiotics? December 24, 2008

Relapses everytime I take antibiotics Because antibiotics seem to cause relapses in my C Diff, I have sworn to my family and friends that...