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Eating Yogurt With Antibiotics
I'm told it's good to eat yogurt after taking lots of antibiotics. Now I read eating alot of yogurt can actually cause disease, is this true?
Had alot of antibiotics this year for illness. Since eating yogurt daily, bm's have been more solid/regular. Can the yogurt be helping?
Probably not: Despite common advice online and elsewhere, there is no evidence that yogurt helps intestinal problems. It does not repopulate missing bacteria; the kinds of bacteria in yogurt do not survive in the intestines. The improvement in your intestinal function probably is just natural recovery from the antibiotic treatment. OTOH, yogurt certainly isn't harmful. If you like it, feel free! ...Read more
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?
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
What does "cultured yogurt" mean? I know what yogurt is but is there a certain brand or kind I look for when buying this to take after antibiotics?
No difference: Cultured and pro-biotic are advertising terms. Take yogurt if you like, it will not do any harm. ...Read more
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: Right now, researchers are studying whether probiotics can help fight or prevent infections in the stomach or intestines, including a serious infection called Clostridium difficile (also known as “C diff”). I routinely give my patients probiotics when antibiotics are given. There are no contraindication to take them at the same time. ...Read more
I am on my 4th antibiotic in the span of one month. My doctor recommended yogurt? I have no issues so far. Do I need it?
Wnen somebody has to be on antibiotics, is there anthing to do to minimize 2ndary c dif possibility (yogurt? Supplements? Etc.)
While taking antibiotics, would consuming foods, such as yogurt, would affect the outcome of treatment?
I have prostatitis and taking Levofloxacin 500 mg. Can I take dairy products like yogurt and milk while taking this antibiotic?
How long does fever last with scarlet fever and is it good for child to eat yogurt while on antibiotics.?
I'm 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
Do probiotics really fight off c diff? Looking at 3d round of antibiotics in 2 months. Also, is a pill form or edible (yogurt, drink) more effective?
Fecal transplant...: May be helpful with refractory c.Diff. Probiotics include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, but are not "stand-alone" treatment for c.Diff. Probiotics may provide (in some patients): less gas, regulated bowels, prevent ; most help treat infections (like c.Diff), improve digestion, decrease inflammation. Look into florastor, but definitely talk with your treating doc. ...Read more
Is it true that if you are on antibiotics they kill the bacteria in your stomach, if so should you eat yogurt?
How to overcome antibiotic induced diarrhea? Some say eat yogurt others say avoid dairy. What to do? My tummy is unhappy!
Stop the antibiotic: The most obvious suggestion is stop the antibiotic that is causing the diarrhea- easier said than done. The reason for abx induced diarrhea is that the drug kills not just bad germs in your body, but alsosome of the good ones, resulting in gut imbalance of bacteria. Both the suggestions made to you are helpful - the culture in yoghurt has already broken down the lactose so it's ok to eat it. ...Read more
Hi! I am on amoxicillin, which always gives me a yeast infection. Would it waste a probiotic to take with antibiotic? Would yogurt be a better option?
When replenishing good bacteria during/after antibiotics, which is better -- probiotic supplements or increasing intake of yogurt, kefir, etc.?
Little difference: Probiotics have had a lot of good press in recent years, but scientific proof behind them is weak. Yogurt or kefir probably will have no effect; the bacteria in them do not survive in human intestines. None of these will do any harm, so use whatever works best for you. Even without probiotics, normal bacteria will repopulate your intestines naturally in a few weeks, with no special treatment. ...Read more
If I eat yogurt and bathe in apple cider vineger wil bv eventually to away without antibiotics? Antibiotics always give me bad side effects.
34 weeks preggo. Guess I have an uti caused by gbs. Can I still drink probiotics and eat yogurt during the antibiotic (amoxicillin) treatment?
Does calcium interfere with amoxycillin and clarithromycin antibiotics. I am also taking xantac along with both meds for h pylori but I also want to prevent yeast infection. I ate activia probiotic yogurt, however it does have calcium. Since I did this at
There should be no problem taking either of these while also eating yogurt. They should work well and be absorbed well. Some antibiotics are not well absorbed if you take lots of calcium pills at the very same time you take the antibiotics. Keep in mind that although yogurt has calcium in it it is not calcium pills. Take care.
Try not to miss any more pills. And if you are worried eat your yogurt at other times than when you take the pills. It should still be helpful! ...Read more
What to do if I have heard u can use yoghurt to treat bv, my doc doesn't seem bothered that I keep getting it and can't get antibiotics. Does yoghurt work?
I have thresh on my tongue. I have been on anti biotics for an abcess recently. Much stress. Painful, I've been eating yogurt alot. Comments? Advice?
Thrush: Yogurt is not a cure all. Seek care from your dentist or physician who can prescribe an antifungal medication which should help you solve the problem. ...Read more
I've been on and off antiboctics the past 2 years how do I get my body & vaginal flora back to normal been eatting yogurt daily w/ probitics?
Do nothing: Nature will do it after antibiotics are stopped. ...Read more
What can I do I have uti's and yeast infections all the time I stay on antiobotics and yogurt or diflucan for yeast after I had my 2 year old son I started getting uti's I would go to the doctor he puts me on microbid or cipro then he gives me diflucan fo
Hello.: Hello. In most yogurt, the cultures are dead. You would need a source of live cultures. Consider use of kefir or greek yogurt. ...Read more
As I have to space out my doses every 8 hours one of my doses I won't be eating at 6am. Is this ok to take pivmecillinam antibiotic without food?
Yes, but: The idea of taking antibiotics with some food is so you have less chance of nausea, etc. How you fare with that is up to you. Hoping the medicine helps you, without potential GI effects. ...Read more
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