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Can i take probiotics after stopping antibiotics?

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Dr. Michelle Gibson James

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Question: I am currently taking an antibiotic for an infected ingrown hair. After i finish the antibiotics, is there a specific protocol to take probiotics?
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Brief Answer:
can be used with or directly after

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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There is no specific protocol. Probiotics are sometimes even used along antibiotics in some persons especially those who have diarrhoea when on antibiotics

The probiotics help to reduce the diarrhoea in those persons.

There are different types of probiotics, they can be obtained naturally in foods such as yogurts or as a supplement.

The exact dosing of the supplements may vary according to the brand used.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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