It didn't cause your UC. Have you been checked for fungal infection through stool samples?
I'm in the beauty business and would never get manicures, etc...weird, eh? I have many clients who have had fungal infections...none have UC or bowel problems related to it. They all, however, have had topical treatments.
You, being a nurse, can also pick up all sorts of stuff as well as pass it on...so you have to be dilligent in protecting yourself and others. Antibiotic wouldn't help a fungal infection, unless you had a bacterial infection in your nails..different beasts.
I realise one needs to find blame, but I would more lean to the oral med or the c.diff or a combo of the two to trigger the UC to begin. Remember, one has to be predisposed to autoimmune reaction initially.....so the magic combination happened. Nothing you can do to change it....
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Ranitidine; Effexor XR 37.5mg (depression), Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4000 IU
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!