Matthew Goss's Lyme Disease InformationBacteria and Yeast
an over the counter probiotic supplement available at any vitamin or drug
store, contains good bacteria that help with yeast and gastro-intestinal
problems, and it is an important supplement. When taking heavy doses of
antibiotics you will kill off all of the friendly bacteria in your body
that keep your gastro-intestinal system healthy.
Among other things, these bacteria keep yeast at bay, and when these bacteria are killed by your antibiotics you will be prone to yeast infections. And I'm not just talking about women here, men can get yeast too, and it can be very painful (burning during urination). Keep in mind that if you take your acidophilus at the same time you do your antibiotics you will be killing them before they have a chance to do any good. It is suggested that you take your antibiotics two hours apart from your acidophilus. Some people have had success taking it just before going to bed so that it has all night to do its work.
Check with your local grocery store to see if they carry acidophilus milk. It is regular milk that has a live culture of acidophilus in it. Many people prefer refrigerated live cultures as they are more potent. You can also read the label of yogurt to find out if it has live cuture bacteria in it.
Other solutions to the yeast problem include the prescription drugs Nystatin and Diflucan.
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Last Update: 10/22/2004