In the never ending quest to treat C. Diff infections doctors have come across novel ways to get good bacteria in the colon in a quick and massive way. We have talked about stool transplants on this blog before. It was a matter of time before a pill would be available. Call it a shit pill for lack of a better term but hey, if it works, it works. The doctor who devised this pill said this about it:
“There’s no stool left – just stool bugs. These people are not eating poop,” and there are no smelly burps because the contents aren’t released until they’re well past the stomach, Louie said.
It is okay if you find humor in this. It is only natural. Just the fact of possibly burping up crap makes me cringe and laugh at the same time. This is serious stuff though and could be big.
By the way, selling pills with bacteria (not just probiotics) will be the next big thing in medicine in the future. Expect that to start with with an obesity treatment craze.