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?

Maybe. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a pretty broad spectrum antibiotic. See if the doc can give you a narrower abx. I would definitely take probiotics but that may not prevent cdiff. Crohn's does not come from taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).
See below. Probiotics have been shown to decrease the risk of c. Difficile disease and aad but does not totally prevent them. Antibiotic administration has nothing to do with getting crohn's disease.
Why Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)? As a urologist, i would question the use of augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which is very broad spectrum, as a prophylactic antibiotic. Discuss other antimicrobials such as Nitrofurantoin or trimethoprim with your physician or see a urologist.
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/.
Possibly. Using a probiotic or eating unpasteurized yogurt will help to keep your bowel flora more stable and reduce the risk of clostrid. Difficile infection. It will have nothing to do with crohn's disease.

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