Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Font Size

C. diff Epidemic: What You Must Know

Why C. diff Is Spreading, Why It's More Deadly, How to Protect Your Family

How is C. diff prevented?

C. diff is a preventable disease. There are two main means of prevention:

  • Wash your hands. Frequent and careful hand washing keeps you from getting C. diff spores on your hands and carrying them to your mouth.
  • Use antibiotics only when absolutely necessary. Most respiratory infections are caused by viruses, so don't demand antibiotics from your doctor every time you get the sniffles or a cough.

1|2|3|4|5

Today on WebMD

man holding his stomach
Get the facts on common problems.
blueberries in a palm
Best and worst foods.
 
woman shopping
Learn what foods to avoid.
fresh and dried plums
Will it help constipation?
 
top foods for probiotics
Slideshow
couple eating at cafe
Article
 
sick child
Slideshow
Woman blowing bubble gum
Slideshow
 

Send yourself a link to download the app.

Loading ...

Please wait...

This feature is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.

Thanks!

Now check your email account on your mobile phone to download your new app.

Woman with crohns in pain
Slideshow
Woman with stomach pain
Slideshow
 
diet for diverticulitis
Video
what causes diarrhea
Video