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Some antibiotics can damage gut flora for a year

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by MeSci, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    from Physician's First Watch:
     
  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    I assume this study had to pass some kind of ethics review, but giving Cipro to people who are not ill seems questionable to me.
     
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  3. Sea

    Sea Senior Member

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    I agree! Who signs up to take antibiotics as a healthy? Especially hardcore ones like Cipro?
     
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    TigerLilea Senior Member

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    Some gut bacteria can be permanently wiped out after antibiotic use - not just short term for a couple of months.
     
  5. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    All this shows how important it is to use probiotics and antifungals while on antibiotics .

    At the moment the bacteria in my sinuses are alot more disabling than killing bacteria in my gut.

    Have to weigh up the pros and cons as well as take preventative measures etc
     
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