Can anyone tell me Is C. diff contagious? Can my grandfather get C. diff again?
My grandfather suffers from C.diff. He is 68 years old. Can anyone tell me Is C. diff is contagious? Can my grandfather get C. diff again? what precautions can be taken? Please suggest!!! Thank You.
@utger Yes. To keep from spreading C. diff to others:
- He should Wash his hands with soap and water every time you use the bathroom and always before you eat.
- Try to use a separate bathroom if you have diarrhea.
- Take showers and wash with soap.
Yes, some people get C. diff over and over again.
One in 6 people who’ve had C. diff will get it again in the subsequent 2-8 weeks.
If you start having symptoms again, seek medical care.
For those with repeat infections, innovative treatments, including fecal microbiota transplants, have shown promising results.