C.diff is a bacteria, and it would be easy to check if it's prolific with a stool sample test. The inflammation may be lowered somewhat by the pred, but it wouldn't have any effect on lowering the c.diff...it would increase the c.diff because it's not being dealt with.
Most who use prednisone as a treatment for UC flares eventually find it's not an effective treatment.
Jefferey...have you never been on any 5ASA meds? Both oral and rectal?
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!