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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
No.: Some antibiotics may upset your stomach. Sometimes the illness you are treating causes stomach pain. Please call your doctor today, who prescribed th ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. THomas J Novak
30 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Many antibiotics can be very stomach unfriendly. If you are allergic to penicillin, Clindamycin is generally regarded as the antibiotic of choice for ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
37 years experience Dentistry
Can't hurt: Antibiotics aren't very selective in the bacteria they kill. In the gut, for one area, they can upset the natural flora balance and make your stomach ... Read More
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Dr. Kayvon Javid
20 years experience Dentistry
See below: Antibiotics kill the good bacteria leaving your body defenseless against harmful pathogens like the fast-growing candida yeast. After a course of anti ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Could be a number of issues: returned or resistant uti, stomach issues related to change in gut flora due to antibiotics, or even probiotics still get ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
It depends...: ...a lot on the particular antibitoic(s) you are taking. Some can be taken with food or antacids to reduced stomach upset, but there are a few for whi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Das
Dr. Ajay Das answered
51 years experience Family Medicine
Mucous stool...: ...the important findings of..."mucous smelly stools that floats"...is a good indication to have detail work up for lower GI pathology...e.g. Celiac d ... Read More
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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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Raw yogurt: Raw yogurt contains probiotics but you may have to eat a lot of it to provide the same quantity provided in a capsule. Make sure that you perform pos ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Probiotics do help: w/GI disorders according to research. If you don't want to take them consider taking a prebiotic such as glutathione. If you have GI symptoms see yo ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
While not routinely: recommended, taking probiotics with antibiotics is probably not harmful. It is more difficult to say that, in some way, it is greatly beneficial. Fo ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Basics: C.diff is an opportunist bacteria that you ingest. In some that have taken antibiotics that have killed off the balance of bacteria that live passivel ... Read More

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