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My father in law is coming to visit and I have 16 month old. My father in law has C Diff and has been battling it for 7 or 9 months now. He started Vancomycin today and by the time he gets here he would have been on this for about 10 days I guess. My question is, is he not contagious being on this medicine?
I would use his loose stools as a barometer. If his diarrhea resolves by that time you should be ok
He says he doesnt have diarrehea now but when he finished his last round of antibotics the C Diff was still hanging around from the stool sample.
you can still have toxin in the colon without diarrhea. So in this case, he would still be contagious. I would be very cautious in this scenario
So regardless of being presently on antibiotics he can still be contagious?
he might eliminate the toxin over time but right now he still has it on vanco or not
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