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Suggest treatment for clostridium difficile - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 18-Apr-2014
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User:Do you have doctors who can give advice on C-Diff and how to handle the life after diagnosis is
c-diff negative, but still having so many problems.
Doctor:I have read your query
Doctor:It seems that you are dealing with clostridium difficile
User:hi did you get my note okay?
Doctor:Yes I did
User:yes, and I haven't found anyone that can give me much support or help with it.
Doctor:I need to know what problems you are having currently
User:I fontracted c=diff when I went into hosp for Colitis and pancreitis..that was in 2012, and I got the routine treatment FOR A MONTH BUT I never went
User:awau and I went back into hosp last Novvember for a week but I am having much trouble with eating..m ost of the feeddoesn't agree with me, and the last four days anything I eat, te stomach turns and groans for hours afterwards, and I continue to have the loose stool.
Doctor:Is the C diff still coming positive in tests?
Doctor:I know in your query it states that it is negative 7
User:they hven't tested me since I came out last December..should I have them test me again?
Doctor:I just need to confirm when it was tested last
Doctor:Did they discharge you after testing it negative?
User:last December about the 12th, it came back cnegative for c diff
User:yes, they discharged me and I haven't gotten much cooperation from the doctor since, he just says "qell, you were tested negative"
Doctor:Then I will also take it as negative
User:Is it okay for me to take some medicine to stop the loose stools?
Doctor:The strong antibiotics must have changed your normal flora
Doctor:I would suggest that you drink purest form of water from reverse osmosis technique
Doctor:It should help you a lot
User:yes, it happened when they had me in for Colitis..I am taking pro-biotics but so far no results
User:where do I get that?
Doctor:You can find it in stores
Doctor:among bottled water
User:would turmeric pills help with the stomach problem?
Doctor:You can add turmeric in food
Doctor:fry it a little in oil and add that oil to your food
Doctor:It may help to some extent
Doctor:Whenever normal flora is altered, mostly you need to adjust to it
Doctor:Take adequate fluids and electrolytes
User:okay..can I take it from a spice can or are there capsules for it?
Doctor:Yu can find it in grpcery stores
User:does one ever completely recover from the illness
Doctor:It does reduce to minimum with lifestyle
Doctor:You need to understand that once normal flora is altered any infection from food and water causes diarhea
Doctor:now tap water mostly contains a lot of germs
Doctor:So you need to protect from it
User:hmmm.okay, I guess I can't think of more questions, I appreciate your conversation and information
Doctor:Antibiotics cannot be prescribed to you unless really necessary
User:yeah, I realize that.
Doctor:ok good
User:thanks lots.
Doctor:It has worked for many of my patients
Doctor:Hope it works for you
Doctor:Thanks for coming on chat
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