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Using Probiotics With Antibiotics
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
Will probiotics decrease the efficacy of antibiotics, such as doxycyline, by renewing the gut flora, therefore 'using up' the antibiotic in the gut?
I have taken antibiotics for 3 weeks for dental infection, and having diarrhea since using it, also i am late in period+3 , can i take probiotics?
Antibiotics: Antibiotics will not heal a dental infection, they will only help control the symptoms. 3 weeks is too long to remain on antibiotics. You need to have the infection treated. See your dentist. ...Read more
Yeast infection caused by antibiotics has not cleared up even after a month. Only using antifungal cream and probiotics but still gastric discomfort?
Headdquarters: Of yeast infection is in the bowel where it ferments dietary sugar. You need a two month course of Nystatin that kills yeast in the bowel since it is not absorbed. It often grows through the bowel wall and you need a two month course of Fluconazole that is absorbed. Avoid sugar ----yeast feeds on it. ...Read more
While taking a course of an antibiotics, how far (hours) should you space taking a probiotic so that it doesn't effect the antibiotic or visa versa?
Hours: If you are taking antibiotics you should take your probiotic several hours later, but.... There is a probiotic that isn't killed by antibiotics because it is a nontoxic form of yeast. It is called sacromyces boulardii. You can take that with antibiotics and it will prevent you from getting candida. ...Read more
Yes: Probiotics are given to patients who are receiving antibiotics because they have been shown to decrease the incidence of antibiotic associated diarrhea and possible decrease the incidence of c. Difficile colitis. You can take them both at the same time but it would be better if you took the probiotics 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking the antibiotics. ...Read more
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