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C. difficile – Are your guts ever normal again?

Digestive Health | Last Active: Dec 10, 2021 | Replies (602)

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@sakota Cdiff spores can live for months on things. You could have picked it up in a doctors office, nursing home or hospital while visiting someone. It's hard to tell. It is not airborne though. Hand washing is key to an infected person. I'm happy to hear that you have not relapsed. Stay well and yes, keep the faith as you battle lung cancer.

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Ah i see you talking about the spores. I am just in my first episode if C.Diff and right now what is upsetting me most is the fear that I could reinfect myself with the spores in my own apartment. Do you know if that is possible?

THank you @pines for your response to my posting. I am taking vancomyacin . I am washing my hands constantly. What has surprised me is how little information there is about how to protect other people from catching it. I have a nurse practitioner friend who has worked with thousands of hospitalized patients with C.Diff. she says what you said about counters and light switches and washig hands. She also added that from now going forward I should never let a person eat from my plate or use my utensil (I guess because the spores can lie dormant in a host). Did you know that the EPA has a list of products that they approve as effective against C.Diff? I believe they work faster than bleach and water. Again thank you for your response.

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