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So I have to take antibiotics...

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 04, 2013 at 10:06 AM

For a bacterial chest infection that's been plaguing me for 7 weeks. It been getting worse, despite me trying to eat a good diet and take vitamin D etc.

I am aware of the negative effects of them so wondering what the best way to combat them will be? This is the first time I have taken any since being about 12 years old, I am now 33.

I am going to eat Organic Live Bio Yogurt and Saerkraut.

Is it worth getting a probiotic too?

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on February 05, 2013
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definitely take the probiotics WHILE you are antibiotics. you don't want the bad bacteria to take over while the good bacteria has no fighting chance.

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on February 04, 2013
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Agree, yogurt doesn't have many strains of beneficial bacteria. A probiotic supplement would be first, and then any dietary probiotics you can manage like homemade kefir (commercial kefir is not as rich in probiotics), sourkraut, etc.

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on February 04, 2013
at 10:32 AM

Given the antibiotics will kill everything in their way its best to concentrate on repopulation after you've finished them. I don't think yogurt will really offer enough, kefir would be better. Maybe one month on a multi-strain high count (as in billions) probiotic to be sure.

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on February 04, 2013
at 11:11 PM

Agree, yogurt doesn't have many strains of beneficial bacteria. A probiotic supplement would be first, and then any dietary probiotics you can manage like homemade kefir (commercial kefir is not as rich in probiotics), sourkraut, etc.

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on February 05, 2013
at 05:18 PM

Thanks, starting to feel better after just 2 days on the antibiotics. Sadly though, I know I must finish the course.

Just ordered a very good probiotic and some kefir grains. Will start taking once In have finished the antibiotics.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on February 05, 2013
at 06:52 PM

definitely take the probiotics WHILE you are antibiotics. you don't want the bad bacteria to take over while the good bacteria has no fighting chance.

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