Antibiotics cause more Candida albicans infections than all of the other Candida causes combined.
You should avoid them unless they are absolutely necessary and always take probiotics concurrently to avoid a Candida overgrowth.
These miracle drugs have saved thousands and possibly millions of lives since they were discovered.
However if you look at the time line of the discovery and use of these miracle drugs, you will notice a correlation with the rise of many autoimmune disorders.
The drugs that are saving lives are also causing many long term illnesses.
An antibiotics job is to kill the harmful bacteria that is invading your body. Most do that job very well. However they cannot distinguish between the bad bacteria and the beneficial bacteria in your gut.
The beneficial bacteria get killed along with the bad - allowing the Candida to take over. Go to the description page for a more in-depth description of how the Candida invade your body.
Have you ever been taking antibiotics and ended up with diarrhea? The beneficial bacteria that help digest your food were killed. Without the help of the beneficial bacteria, your body cannot completely digest the food and you get diarrhea.
Since the Candida were in balance with the bacteria and now the bacteria are dead, the Candida can flourish. If you are completely healthy, your body may resist the Candida overgrowth.
However if your immune system is weak, your body may not be able to keep the Candida under control and you may end up with systemic candidiasis. There are many things that can weaken your immune system.
If your doctor prescribes anti-biotics, ask him or her if your condition is caused by a bacteria or a fungus. Antibiotics do absolutely nothing to cure a fungal infection. Most mild fungal infections go away within a few days with no treatment.
Ear infection is a common condition that they are prescribed for. Most ear infections are fungal and go away on their own.
However loving mothers don't want their child to suffer so they coerce the doctor into giving the child a prescription. Usually these prescriptions are for anti-biotics and they do more harm than good.
If you are forced to take antibiotics due to a life threatening condition, you absolutely must replenish the beneficial bacteria during the course of the treatment. Probiotics are a good source of beneficial bacteria and they prevent the Candida from taking over.
Take the probiotics as far apart from the anti-biotics as possible. The probiotics will be killed if you take them at the same time.
If you are taking a once a day dose in the morning, take the probiotics in the evening. If you are taking two doses a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, take the probiotics at noon.
Another method to replenish your beneficial bacteria is to eat fermented foods. Fermented foods contain beneficial bacteria as well - many billions of good bacteria per spoonful.
I try to include some type of fermented food with every meal to ensure my gut is healthy for a lifetime.
If your condition is caused by a bacteria but is not life threatening, there are many natural cures that can be used instead. You still need to replenish your beneficial bacteria even if you use natural anti-biotics.
Internal Use - Good for any internal infection
Topical - Use with any skin infection
You need to avoid anti-biotics unless it is a serious, potentially life threatening illness. Doing this will help prevent a Candida overgrowth. If you already have Candida, it will greatly improve your chances of success with your Candida cure.