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can c-Difficile infection cause lymph glands to swell?

A: Swollen (enlarged) lymph nodes may occur due to: 1) An Infection( virus or bacteria)- tonsilitis, infective mononucleosis, ear infection, abscess, tuberculosis 2) Immune or Autoimmune disorder e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, HIV 3) Trauma may cause a reaction 3) Rarely, cancer or leukemia or lymphoma. The location, size and ''persistence'' of the lymph nodes are important. Are the lymph nodes tender and painful? Are...


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Will Xifaxan treat c difficile?

A: Honestly speaking it is difficult to say definitely that Xifaxan will be able to treat c. difficile. I realize this answer is a bit late and if you have been treated already, if you don''t mind please share the outcome with us. http://www.drugs.com/xifaxan.html http://www.drugs.com/enc/stool-c-difficile-toxin.html...


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c Difficile

A: Hi Julia, The probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus  has been shown to be helpful both with the c. Diff itself and with the diarrhea that can be induced by the treatment.  You can find a good quality product with this strain of probiotic at most health food stores.  I would suggest taking it twice daily. You can also help your healing by eating a diet low in sugar and refined foods. In Health, Dr. Jacques...


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c. difficile help.

A: When my doctor thought I had it, he had me supplement my diet with beneficial bacteria, acidophilous, etc which had been killed off. He recommended skipping the yogurt and getting capsules from the health food store, since it would be more concentrated and work faster. I took a Whole Foods brand, Probiotic complex Plus which was really effective. It doesn''t require refrigeration. He also said to avoid milk and milk...


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How can I get rid of my c.difficile? This is the 4th time I''ve gotten it in the last 7 years?

A: In about 15 to 35 percent of cases, more than one round of antibiotics is needed to treat c diff. Has your doctor suggested trying probiotics while taking antibiotics? Probiotics, or “good bacteria,” such as Saccharomyces boulardii, may be helpful against repeat c. diff. infections. Talk with your doctor. This link may be helpful. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

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Facts About c. Difficile: How Long is c Diff contagious?

A: What is c diff? clostridium difficile is a gram-positive, anaerobic, spore-forming rod. clostridial spores are often found in the environment in hospitals and nursing homes. Surfaces and medical equipment can become contaminated if patients and healthcare providers do not use proper handwashing technique. Thus, c. difficile is often a hospital-acquired (or nosocomial) infe

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c Difficile/post infectious IBS

A: Hi m&ms, welcome to Healing Well! I haven''t had either of what you mentioned, but I believe we have at least 1 member who has: Sarita. Hopefully she will be able to give you some advice. Are you currently taking (or have taken) any probiotics to counter the antibiotics? If not, you may want to try it to help replenish your good bacteria. Just curious... where in south america were/are you living? I''m from Brazil and I haven''t seen anyone else on here from the "South." Take care and keep posting! of this as well and have not seen it...


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My wife is under the care of a rehab medicine therapist for lymphedema of the breast. She is much better in the morning upon arising, but as the day progresses, the erythema becomes much worse. Antibiotics have not helped (indeed, she now has mucousy stools-probably from the antibiotics- and was cultured for c. difficile today), and the pain and discomfort persist. Are there statistics for what percent of breast lymphedema cases are chronic? What the resolution rate is for lymphedema of the breast? Is there a web site specifically about this problem?

A: There are not unfortunately because it is a fairly rare occurence. When lymphedema of the breast is causing quality of life issues, and after a year of treatment with a rehabe medicine therapist still persists, sometimes women opt for more aggressive surgery and do mastectomy with reconstruction. it is a drastic step but sometimes the relief obtained by doing it is so positive that it is worth the loss of the breast, replacing it with a reconstructed one that
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c. difficile becoming more widespread in American hospitals

A: Another article, this one more about the drug-resistant form of c. difficile. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24407803...


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My wife is under the care of a rehab medicine therapist for lymphedema of the breast. She is much better in the morning upon arising, but as the day progresses, the erythema becomes much worse. Antibiotics have not helped (indeed, she now has mucousy stools-probably from the antibiotics- and was cultured for c. difficile today), and the pain and discomfort persist. Are there statistics for what percent of breast lymphedema cases are chronic? What the resolution rate is for lymphedema of the breast? Is there a web site specifically about this problem?

A: There are not unfortunately because it is a fairly rare occurence. When lymphedema of the breast is causing quality of life issues, and after a year of treatment with a rehabe medicine therapist still persists, sometimes women opt for more aggressive surgery and do mastectomy with reconstruction. it is a drastic step but sometimes the relief obtained by doing it is so positive that it is worth the loss of the breast, replacing it with a reconstructed one that

 
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