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How To Prevent C. Diff When Taking Antibiotics

12 days ago   |   By Cleveland Clinic

Three cheers for antibiotics. The discovery of antibiotics in the early 1900s was a major advance in medicine. Antibiotics can easily cure common bacterial infections that were once deadly. But antibiotics come with some risks.
One risk of antibiotic use is infection with a germ called Clostridioides difficile .
“ C. diff is a severe, difficult-to-treat infection,” says family medicine specialist Daniel Allan, MD .
“ Studies show that you're seven to 10 times more likely to get C. diff while you're taking antibiotics or right after.”
How do you get C. diff from antibiotics?
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