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conorconan1
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   Posted 10/16/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Guys,
 
I have a very quick question. I was at the dentist today and he says that I have a gum infection. He has placed me on some Antibiotics called Amoxicillin mg. Now, my question is this: Should  be taken them when undergoing tests for chrons? I hear they play really bad with your colon and stomach. I have got a good Pre/Probiotic that I take, but the Antib's scare me a bit from what I have seen.

MikeB
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   Posted 10/16/2008 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Antibiotics can kill off some of your normal gut bacteria, which can result in D. However if you are taking probiotics that should balance out. The antibiotics you describe are not really high potency, so I doubt you will have any problems or that they would interfere with your Crohns testing. Just tell the doctor what you are on.

conorconan1
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   Posted 10/16/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi MikeB, many thanks for that.

gachrons
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   Posted 10/16/2008 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Did he mention a mouth wash I had gum infection once and used hydrogen proxide water 3 to 1 ratio to clear infection and have been using it for my old tonsils of course you might have a boil or something going on . As to what you should I don't know .Perhaps call your Dr. Let us know how it goes. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


conorconan1
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   Posted 10/16/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I asked the Pharmacy guy and he said there could be effect, if there is continue taking them and speak to my doctor, really helpful guy he was.

beave
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   Posted 10/16/2008 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   

I've taken amoxicillin a couple of times for sinus infections.

I did have an increase in D while on it, but it wasn't too bad, and I returned to normal a few days after finishing the antibiotic.

Of course, everybody is different, so you may have better or worse effects.  It's just about impossible to predict how an individual will respond to it.

I would take probiotics and/or yogurt while on the amoxicillin.

If you're undergoing Crohn's tests, definitely be sure to let your doctor know.


Keeper
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   Posted 10/16/2008 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
You should try to take your probiotics/yogurt a couple of hours after taking the Amoxicillin. Amox is systemic, so it will remain in your system for a few days, but it will be mostly in your blood and tissues, so the gut bacteria will mostly survive, provided the drug has had time to pass through. One detail about yogurt - it needs to be home-made so that the lactose is fermented out of it. Commercial yogurt is not fully fermented to avoid production delays. Also, the pre-biotic in your probiotic supplement may feed the other undesirable gut bacteria more than the probiotic's bacteria and cause problems. I take a glass of lactose-free milk (lactaid treated milk) with my probiotic. I believe that it is more useful to the Lactobacillus bacteria and allows them to grow preferentially in the gut. This is based on a paper showing that whey from fermenting milk using Bifidobacter brevis was shown to allow gut bacteria (Bifidobacter brevis and other undetermined bacteria) to competitively displace Bacteroides species. This demonstrates the usefulness of whey and I believe that the lactaid milk will work similarly.

conorconan1
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   Posted 10/16/2008 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Keeper and beave, thanks for the advise. Keeper, thats some good advise there, I will try that. First time on Antibotics in a long time, so just a little scared of them just now.
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