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Antibiotics creating yeast infection?

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I'm giving my 4.5 dd antibiotics for an infection. She's been complaining about a n itchy vagina I think it is the beginning of an yeast infection. Can I combat the side effects of the antibiotic by having her eat vanilla yogurt or do I have to give her something else or does she just have to suffer out the yeast infection?
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Antibiotics create an imbalance in the system. They kill off ALL bacteria, 'good' and 'bad'.

Unfortunately if conditions are 'right' the 'bad' bacteria multiplies faster, causing a yeast infection. That is the side effects of abx. That is why it is very important to find out whether there is anything else that can be done before giving abx and in most situation there is.

I raised three kids and none ever had abx until they went to college. But abx is prescribed so quickly here in the US that most people don't even think twice about it.

We have 5% of the world's population and we use 85% of all the abx produced in the world.

ok - I will stop my rant.

Yes, by all means give her yogurt and probiotics while she is on abx. It will not interfere.
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Hey, mangomama. Just wanted to let you know that the strongest kind of yogurt (probiotic-wise) is NOT the flavored kind. Obviously the best is the kind you make yourself, but other than that, the organic plain from the health food store is the best. Horizon is actually not the best brand, I would try to find something from a smaller company if possible. I use Seven Stars Farm brand. Look for a brand that is JUST milk and cultures.

If your dd likes it sweet and flavored, you might want to invest in some stevia, a natural sweetener from the stevia plant, that won't contribute to her yeast problem. Sugar is a MAJOR factor in the yeast equation, as yeast grows off sugar, YK? You might want to keep an eye on her sugar intake, i.e. white flour, sugar in general, excessive amounts of fruit, etc., and remember when reading labels, anything that ends with -ose is a sugar (lactose, fructose, sucrose, etc.) You an use the stevia to sweeten anything. I use it for my kids cereal, for tea and homemade lemonade, etc., etc. You can even use it for baking. Ask for info. at the HFS. Here's a link:

Hope your dd is feeling better soon! If you don't mind me asking, what kind of infection did she have?
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I always tell my mom to start eating lots of yogurt when she starts abx (I don't take them, but she does, and I haven't convinced her otherwise...) My FIL swears by buttermilk, but I don't know much about that...
Organic preferable raw butter milk is very good. Yes! Excellent.
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