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What your sure fire ways to bounce back from taking them? We usually do probiotics, but how much would you up them after abx?

Anything else to make the hit of the medicine a little less strong, especially on gut health? Any great ways to help your kids bounce back?
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I do Florstor while on antibiotics. The antibiotics can't kill it and it's great with suppression of candida as well. We do a Florastor with each antibiotic dose and Culturelle three hours after each dose as much as possible. It would be good afterward to do a probiotic proven to survive digestion and colonize. I really like Klaire labs. Your present probiotics/probiotic foods might be good, Andrew carries c. diff now after a hospitalization so we just continue with the big guns of Culturelle and Florastor.
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I do Florstor while on antibiotics. The antibiotics can't kill it and it's great with suppression of candida as well. We do a Florastor with each antibiotic dose and Culturelle three hours after each dose as much as possible. It would be good afterward to do a probiotic proven to survive digestion and colonize. I really like Klaire labs. Your present probiotics/probiotic foods might be good, Andrew carries c. diff now after a hospitalization so we just continue with the big guns of Culturelle and Florastor.

Wow! I was going to post almost exactly the same regimen. Just want to add that Jarrow makes a sacchryomyces boulardii that is a bit cheaper and just about the same as florastor in my experience.

I used to laugh that they make the "I heart Culturelle" tshirts. Now, I would totally wear one, LOL!
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Great advice!  Going to check out Florastor.

post #5 of 8
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Any input or luck with kids and kombucha?

post #6 of 8

My son used to love Kombucha...before he was old enough to really discern it from other options :)

 

But i was going to add that in doing some research about post-antibiotic help, I found that pre-biotics are as essential as pro-biotics and actually make the re-colonization more successful. They kind of pave the way, so to speak. You can get pre/pro biotic combos, but you have to look for them specifically. The doc I was talking with about this said that it takes 18months for the gut to fully recolonize from a round of antibiotics! I don't have a source to offer, it was a private consultation, but I was thinking of looking it up because I had no idea....

post #7 of 8

im interested in responses as well. im doubling up on my dd's probiotics, and am going to get more kefir for her. she has a very bad infection in her chest, and is having trouble breathing, i had no choice but to use them to get her well. poor duck..

i hate abx, but they do have their time and place when truly needed and other options failed..

i have a long history of misuse with myself for abx which long story short i suffer from some autoimmune issues.

 

hoping my dd can recover from this. that is scary it takes a full 18 months for the gut to recolonize. is that with or without abx??

post #8 of 8
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Good info on the pre/pro biotic balance!!
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