Intestinal Infection Clostridium Difficile Home Care
- Drink plenty of liquids.
- Eat small meals more frequently.
- Avoid nonprescription medications for diarrhea.
- Eat a bland diet:
- Avoid spicy foods.
- Avoid fried foods.
- Acetaminophen for pain and fever
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Take your medications as directed:
- Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
- Avoid running out of your medication. Refill your prescriptions early.
- Don't stop taking your medication just because you feel better.
- If you feel worse, talk to your doctor before you stop your medication.
- Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.
Intestinal Infection Clostridium Difficile Diet
Home treatment of diarrhea due to pseudomembranous colitis includes hydration and dietary therapy.
Those who are able to drink liquids can restore lost water and salt with oral rehydration therapy (ORT).
ORT fluids used in children include:
- Generic drugstore brands
Additional ORT fluids include:
- Soft drinks without caffeine
- Sports drinks
ORT is most important if you have vomiting with the diarrhea. Once vomiting and nausea resolves, eat bland foods first. If you tolerate bland food, then you can resume a normal diet.
Foods that may help diarrhea:
- Mashed potatoes
- Strained carrots
Items that may worsen diarrhea include:
- Concentrated fruit juices
- High-sugar foods (junk food)
- Cow's milk
- Spicy foods
- Sugar substitutes
Intestinal Infection Clostridium Difficile Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have pseudomembranous colitis and any of the following:
- Brar HS, Surawicz CM. Pseudomembranous colitis: an update. Can J Gastroenterol. 2000 Jan;14(1):51-6. 
- Brook I. Pseudomembranous colitis in children. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2005 Feb;20(2):182-6. 
- Surawicz CM, McFarland LV. Pseudomembranous colitis: causes and cures. Digestion. 1999 Mar-Apr;60(2):91-100.