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Yet again I have a horrible winter chest infection and am on antibiotics. Whilst I'm hopeful the infection will clear in time for Christmas I'm worried I'll have thrush by the end of the course. Is there anything preventative I can do to avoid getting it?
Lots of bio yogurt but you can also buy supplements at pharmacies which contain 'good' bacteria. I would ask boots. For children there is a powder which you dissolve in some water and they have to drink it (vanilla taste I believe), might be more effective than yogurt. For vaginal thrush you can use a tampon with bioyogurt leave for 1 hour and then remove. Good luck.
To each her own and all that, but in the year 2010 when we have easy access to medicine and nutrient supplements, it seems a bit daft to recommend people to stick yoghurt up their vagina. Especially since in will not work.
When you are taking antibiotics, probiotic yoghurt will not be effective when eaten (or rubbed against your inner organs), for the simple and obvious reason that the antibiotic will kill those bacteria just as swiftly as it kills the others in your body.