Antibiotics do kill both good and bad bacteria, but they do not kill ALL good and bad bacteria. So it probably is a good idea to take probiotics while taking antibiotics just to be safe that the bad guys do not get the upper hand.
Having said that I recommend also taking the probiotic good guy yeast Saccharomyces boulardii while taking antibiotics. It is a yeast and therefore immune to antibiotics. Very useful at keeping bad guys in check especially Clostridium difficile or C. Diff.
Male/59 DX ulcerative colitis Feb08, possible Crohn's colitis DX Mar10.
No Meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar10. Psyllium seed mixed with VSL3 especially helpful. Food journal instead of SCD.
Boswellia, turmeric, fish oil, S. Boulardii, resveratrol, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, C, high gamma E, magnesium, phos choline, glutamine, probiotics. Lots of fruit & vegetables(but no plums or kale), no soda, no HFCS, no trans fat, no shellfish, tea instead of coffee, watch gluten, few processed foods, no carrageenan. Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
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