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Antibiotics and probiotics

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: In fact there is some evidence that taking probiotics with the antibiotics may decrease the incidence of antibiotic associated diarrhea.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes and no: Antibiotics kill germs and kill pathogens as well as the ones that are useful to you and live in the bowel. Probiotics provide the good guys. After t ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
No: … And in some instances they can be complementary. If you are prescribed an antibiotic , be sure to take the entire course of them. Do not stop halfw ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. DeWayde Perry
26 years experience Integrative Medicine
No: Yogurt is not an antibiotic.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Yes and no: when u take the antibiotics, wait a couple of hours to take the probiotics, otherwise the antibiotics will kill the probiotics. The way I tell patien ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
15 years experience Gastroenterology
New therapies: It depends on what antibiotics you've tried and what your symptoms are. One of the new ones that has come out for diarrhea predominant IBS is Xifaxan ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
54 years experience Radiology
Urinalysis : Could be blood casts. A routine urinalysis would be place to start.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Fermented: Miso, tempeh, sourkraut, sourdough bread, kombucha.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe yeast excess: A discharge is anything coming from a vagina that is more than the scant amount of normal mucous healthy women have. A discharge that has mild or no o ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
39 years experience Family Medicine
Probiotic: It doesn't matter which time of day you take the probiotic. Usually taking it once daily is OK.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara O'Heron
39 years experience Family Medicine
Prolonged diarrhea: Its important to find the cause. Get tested by your doctor. A stool sample sent for ova and parasites, bacteria, and chlostridium would be initial tes ... Read More
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