Is there a need for probiotics after antibiotics?

Antibiotics are important in fighting infections and work quickly to kill harmful bacteria. However, antibiotics not only destroy pathogenic bacteria, but they often kill healthy bacteria, as well – such as the good bacteria that that lives within the intestinal flora. 

How can you rebuild intestinal flora with probiotics after antibiotics?

Rebuilding the intestinal flora with probiotics after antibiotics is a great way to rebalance the gut, because good bacteria are crucial for not only gut health, but for the immune system, as well. 

Disturbed intestinal flora can lead to the development of various intestinal problems, allergies, autoimmune diseases, weakened immune system, and even food intolerances. Fungal infections or other infections can also occur after antibiotic treatment. A severely depleted number of intestinal bacteria, especially the "good" bacteria, can lead to an imbalance called dysbiosis.

Because of this, it makes sense to carefully consider with your doctor whether antibiotic treatment is truly necessary. There may be a treatment that does not lead to a disturbance of the intestinal flora, but which strengthens the body and promotes healing without antibiotics.  In cases where there is no alternative, the antibiotic can luckily be accompanied by appropriate measures (at the latest after completion of the treatment).

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Intestinal rehabilitation with probiotics!

In order to rebuild the intestinal flora after antibiotic treatment or to help it to find its natural balance again, intestinal rehabilitation with probiotics after antibiotics is a great solution. Probiotics contain living intestinal bacteria. If the intestinal flora has been damaged by antibiotic treatment, the ingested strains of bacteria from probiotics settle particularly quickly and help to build up a healthy intestinal flora.

Probiotics can also be used while taking antibiotics. The probiotic should be taken as far apart from the antibiotic as possible (e.g. one in the morning, the other in the evening) and shortly before meals.
You can also do a lot to keep your intestinal flora balanced through a healthy diet. Sweets, cakes, pasta and white bread, for example, promote the growth of fungi, which feeds on sugar. Sugar and white flour products should therefore be avoided during and after taking antibiotics. In order to promote the development of the intestinal flora, a predominantly plant-based diet that is low in salt and fat and contains plenty of probiotic foods (e.g. sauerkraut, yogurt) and is rich in fiber (which nourishes the intestinal bacteria), is ideal.

Which probiotics are useful after antibiotics?

When talking about probiotics after antibiotics, two types of bacteria are particularly in focus: lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.

• Lactobacilli like bifidobacteria belong to the lactic acid bacteria. They are mainly responsible for the production of lactic acid. Lactic acid contributes to a healthy intestinal environment and protects the intestine from harmful bacteria.

• Bifidobacteria can protect us from disease-causing germs by producing lactic acid. They are also responsible for the production of essential enzymes and vitamins and are therefore particularly important for our health.

To ensure that the intestine is also supplied with good bacteria in the long-term and that the intestinal flora remains in balance, you should regularly consume probiotic foods. In the case of mild intestinal issues such as diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics, the good bacteria can reduce or prevent further inflammation.

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