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Probiotics For Flu
Is probiotics a goodthing to takeafter taking doxycycline?I developed gastritis n GERD.Heard probiotics repopulates bacteria.Any bad probiotic effects
Probiotics: Most people don't need probiotics after taking a course of antibiotics, since the normal bacterial flora of the gut repopulates rapidly after stopping antibiotics. If you have a history of C. difficile, it may be useful to take probiotics, however. Otherwise, studies do not support their routine use. Having said that, there are not usually many side effects, if you do decide to try them. Good luck ...Read more
Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more
Fermented milk: Yakult is a probiotic dairy product made by fermenting a mixture of skimmed milk with a special strain of the bacterium "Lactobacillus casei Shirota." The product has almost twice as much sugar per 100grams as Coca Cola or orange juice (18 grams versus 10grams). There are probably less caloric ways to get your dose of probiotics. ...Read more
Doxycycline, tamiflu, (oseltamivir) depo-medrol, all for the flu. Can i also take zyrtec for stuffy nose?
Probably: Generally, there is no problem using probiotics when taking stimulants. However, if the probiotics acidify the stomach (like citrus does) then the medication may not work as well. ...Read more
Which preventive treatment for flu recommnded for children.The flu vaccine ir giving broncho-vaxom caosules?Thanks a lot
Influenza vaccine: Broncho-vaxom is a conglomeration of bacteria said to less the severity or frequency of bronchitis or sinusitis in adults and the efficacy is not well established. Everybody should get the influenza vaccine. It is not only highly effective in reducing the risk of influenza, but may modify the severity if you get influenza. This infection can be deadly. Get the vaccine. ...Read more
Can i continue taking acidophilus (probiotic) while taking levaquin (levofloxacin) (antibiotic) for a sinus infection?
Yes: It's safe and might work, but if it doesn't improve should see your doctor. ...Read more
Probably: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) works by stopping the virus from detaching from the host cell in your lung. This stops the virus spreading though the body, and the"bird flu" virus uses a similar mechanism, which appears to be inhibited to similar degree by the drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can tylenol (acetaminophen) and flu antibiotics cause stomach upset and diarrhea? I am having these medicines for flu.
DETAILS MATTER!!!!!: "Flu antibiotics"?????? When you submit this again with the exact names of all your meds then an answer is possible. "Stomach upset" is vague. Nausea, vomiting, pain, burning??? "Flu" is too vague. Antibiotics vary widely but all are likely to cause nausea, diarrhea, etc. Antibiotics should not be used for routine viral infections. Resubmit this question with details. ...Read more
All have them.: If the ada says it is real yogurt with active cultures, then you have your probiotics, but others tout specific strains of bifidus and lactobacilli as being better. There is little hard evidence that this is the case. ...Read more
No: Corticosteriods should not be taken in the presence of an acute infection unless directed by your physician. ...Read more
General vs specific: When used after a known exposure, once daily use for 7-10 days is common. Some benefit for up to 6 wks of use is described.However, this should not be used instead of vaccination. The medication has a variety of potential side effects that may limit use. ...Read more
Diarrhea returned 3weeks after taking clindamycin for 5 days. Yogurt (probiotics) made diarrhea better. Possible in the case of c difficile colitis?
Clostridium: CDiff does have a significant relapse rate. It has to be 100% liquid in order for the lab to process the sample. Young people can tolerate symptoms much more than the elderly or ill and therefore tend to go on with the infection a lot longer before seeking treatment. It may resolve spontaneously..but better if you go to your primary, ID or GI doctor. Avoid clindamycin in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer