Management

1. Treat cause where possible e.g. for C. difficile, metronidazole plus cholesytramine (binds the toxin).

2. Consider temporary (12-24h) cessation of enteral feed if very severe. Consider change in feed if appropriate, e.g. coeliac disease, lactose intolerance.

3. Consider stopping antibiotics.

4. Give antidiarrhoeal if infection excluded.

5. Careful attention to fluid and electrolyte balance (in particular Na + , K+, Mg2+).

6. Request surgical opinion if infarcted or inflamed bowel or abscess suspected.

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Why Gluten Free

Why Gluten Free

What Is The Gluten Free Diet And What You Need To Know Before You Try It. You may have heard the term gluten free, and you may even have a general idea as to what it means to eat a gluten free diet. Most people believe this type of diet is a curse for those who simply cannot tolerate the protein known as gluten, as they will never be able to eat any food that contains wheat, rye, barley, malts, or triticale.

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