When you have just undergone a surgical operation or suffering from any common bacterial infection like strep throat, urinary tract infection or even ear infection, the first medication to be prescribed is usually antibiotics. When used properly, antibiotics fight with your immune system the bacteria that is causing the health problem and after taking the full course, you should start feeling better.
Unfortunately antibiotics usually have unpleasant side effects that are temporary such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomachaches, vaginal yeast infection, sleepiness and inner ear problems.
You strongly recommend you to continue taking your antibiotics with the prescribed dosage and timings until you complete the entire course. If you experience some side effects that are annoying try the following ways to ease them , but if your side effects are really adverse, it is always better to contact your doctor.
When taking antibiotics it is highly recommend to include yogurt with live culture or also known as probiotics in your diet. The antibiotics could cause the friendly bacteria naturally present in your guts to die off which could worsen the digestive problems you may experience while taking antibiotics.
Probiotics are gut-friendly bacteria that provides a protective layer in the intestines as well as providing lactic acid to help elimination the bacterial toxins out of the body.
2- Eat Garlic.
Garlic is a natural antibiotic that can effectively inhibit the growth of harmful microbes without hassling with the side effects of regular antibiotics. Furthermore garlic contains a compound called allicin which helps to protect the kidneys and liver from the potential harm of antibiotics.
Adding more fresh garlic to your diet or taking its extract in capsules can reduce your risk of infections and at the mean time cleanse your body of the harmful residue of antibiotics.
3- Ginger Tea.
Prescribed antibiotics can have an impact on the digestive system. Some of the common side effects you could experience include nausea, diarrhea, bloating and vomiting. Ginger tea is great for all those problems.
Ginger is a known remedy to alleviate many gastrointestinal problems, in addition to its natural antibacterial and Antimicrobial Properties that will aid in the treatment.
4- Eat Bland Diet.
Antibiotics can cause diarrhea and vomiting. To not make the situation for your digestive system more difficult while taking your course of antibiotics, it is recommended to only eat bland foods during that time, which includes white bread, dry crackers, boiled potatoes, white rice.
Eating bland foods is easier for the stomach to digest, at the mean time it will help give rest to the already irritated gastrointestinal tract due to the antibiotics reactions.