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Diet for Treating C-Difficile

by
author image Bethany Fong, R.D.
Bethany Fong is a registered dietitian and chef from Honolulu. She has produced a variety of health education materials and worked in wellness industries such as clinical dietetics, food service management and public health.

what it is, how it is transmitted, result of antibiotics facilities, LTC spreads prevent vs treat medications + diet

Concerns

diarrhea leads to weight loss and dehydration patient already frail

Initial Phase

IV, enteral nutrition, clear liquids 1-3 days not enough nutrition helps to calm down bowels

not enough nutrition in BRAT diet see LTC article

probiotics - can't prevent infection but can help with diarrhea

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