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paul.fr

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Have antibiotics altered me?
« on: 17/08/2008 13:56:24 »
If I am manly made of bacteria, then does taking antibiotics change ME?
Does the fact that I have killed off one type of bacteria in some way affect another bacteria that in some way needed this one bacteria to thrive or accomplish a task...If any of this makes sense, then an answer would be lovely.


 

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Have antibiotics altered me?
« Reply #1 on: 17/08/2008 14:43:11 »
Taking antibiotics can kill off beneficial bacteria, such as those which keep yeast (candida) in check.

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Candida is present in the oral cavity of almost half of the population. Everyone who wears dentures will have candida, without necessarily suffering any ill effects.

Candida does not become a problem until there is a change in the chemistry of the oral cavity that favours candida over the other micro-organisms that are present.

These changes can occur as a side effect of taking antibiotics 
http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/oralthrush.htm
 

paul.fr

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Have antibiotics altered me?
« Reply #2 on: 18/08/2008 15:48:48 »
So even "bad" bacteria can be beneficial to "good" bacteria.
 

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