Re: How Long Is C Diff Contagious
After it is positive for C. diff from feces sample, the first line defense in the way of medication is Flagyl, 10-14 day course. If that doesn't take care of the problem then the next step is Vancomycin, 14 day course.
In my case, I went through four courses of Vancomycin (which BTW is very expensive, $1,200-$1,400 for the two weeks), my doctor then did what is call a Fecal Transfer (or transplant). You can do a search and find a lot of information on the Net. This procedure took care of my Clostridium difficile Colitis.
You can pass C. diff to another person anytime you are still testing positive for the bad flora in your bowels. It is passed from feces to another person in bathrooms and anything that might be touched by the infected person who is not very careful with personal hygiene.
Last edited by RetiredDirector; 04-04-2009 at 06:22 PM.