Have to on low dose augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to prevent utis I get. Will taking strong probiotics prevent c-diff and crohns, or antibiotic associated diarrhea?
Yes(not Crohn's) but. Probiotics should reduce risk of c. Diff. & diarrhea- esp. Sacchromyces boulardii & culturelle. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) shouldn't increase risk of crohn's. However, i advise you try d-mannose before antibiotics. This is a totally safe treatment that prevents the 90% of uti's caused by e. Coli. Your doc probably doesn't know about it! see http://tahomaclinicblog.Com/d-mannose-for-bladder-and-kidney-infections/.
I have to be on low dose antibiotic (augmentin) nightly to prevent the severe uti's I get. Will taking probitoics help prevent c-diff infection?
We don't know. To date there is no proven medical benefit in taking probiotics pills in the prevention of c-diff. Read more...
Is a person less likely to get c-diff when taking a low dose daily prophlactic antibitoic (augmentin) as well as taking probitoics and florastor?
NO!!!!!!! Your rate of cdiff will likely go up if taking daily antibiotics. This is a terrible idea. The probiotic like florastor is a great one. Just eating yogurt with high lactobacillus counts like stonyfield is even better. We still don't know exactly why cdiff occurs...Antibiotics killing too many good bacteria, ? Up-regulating genes, down-regulating non cdiff genes in cdiff other bacteria. Read more...