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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have bacterial vaginosis. I got an antibiotic from my doctor, but I have been eating yogurt and it has been helping. Should i still take the antibiotic?

I : I would ask the doctor who prescribed it. There are some serious bacterial infections. Regular yogurt has predominantly dead cultures. To get good probiotic levels think of kefir, greek yogurt and otc probiotics. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Does calcium interfere with amoxycillin and clarithromycin? In addition, I am taking xantax . I have h pylori. I was eating activia greek yogurt to prevent getting a yeast infection while on antibiotics. If it does interefer with antibiotics, what else ca

Does calcium interfere with amoxycillin and clarithromycin? In addition, I am taking xantax . I have h pylori. I was eating activia greek yogurt to prevent getting a yeast infection while on antibiotics. If it does interefer with antibiotics, what else ca

Yes it does: Calcium compounds should be taken 1 hour before or 2 hours after any other medication, since they can complex with the drugs and reduce or delay absorption. If you just take it at the times above, it shouldn't cause you any problems. ...Read more

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My wife is on antibiotics which have caused a lot of diarrhea. What can we do to reduce this symptom? Already taking lots of yogurt.

My wife is on antibiotics which have caused a lot of diarrhea. What can we do to reduce this symptom? Already taking lots of yogurt.

Probiotics: Consider a probiotic that contains both lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacter. Consult with your physician for additional testing to rule out c difficile infection as a cause of diarrhea. ...Read more

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Wnen somebody has to be on antibiotics, is there anthing to do to minimize 2ndary c dif possibility (yogurt? Supplements? Etc.)

Wnen somebody has to be on antibiotics, is there anthing to do to minimize 2ndary c dif possibility (yogurt? Supplements? Etc.)

Florastor: The probiotic florastor, a yeast based probiotic containing a saccromyces species, has been shown to decrease the risk of recurrent c-diff and is a reasonable choice for prevention during antibiotic treatment, along with good hygeine practices. ...Read more

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I have prostatitis and taking Levofloxacin 500 mg. Can i take dairy products like yogurt and milk while taking this antibiotic?

I have prostatitis and taking Levofloxacin 500 mg. Can i take dairy products like yogurt and milk while taking this antibiotic?

Yes you can: Yogurt with live culture is an excellent probiotic & worth taking in conjunction with an antibiotic. Ideally at least an hour before or after. ...Read more

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Im on my last day taking 2 antibiotics from my ectopic cause by PID & notice white furry tongue 2days ago. Can yogurt help? Is it normal? TY

Im on my last day taking 2 antibiotics from my ectopic cause by PID & notice white furry tongue 2days ago. Can yogurt help? Is it normal? TY

Oral thrush: Yes, can be normal after anitbiotics. Treatment is easiest with getting prescription mouthwash or pill from MD. However, if you cannot get to MD it may improve after the antibiotics have been stopped. ...Read more

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