What I believe helped my allergic reaction to an antibiotic
I think it was the first time that I have ever had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic. My skin is quite sensitive and can easily react to different products, so a skin rash isn't very abnormal for me. When my body rejects something it will, a lot of times, end up as a reaction on my skin. So at first I thought I was having an allergic reaction to something that I had eaten. I put some cortisone cream on it and went on with my day. When it didn’t go away I then thought it might be a heat rash from the many layers of tight clothing I was wearing while on the ski slopes. It didn’t end up going away for a few days and thanks to Jacob for suggesting that it was probably an allergic reaction to the Clindamycin that I was taking. I did some research to assure that WAS what was going on. I was going to go to the doctor and get a shot to help it go away, but it was now the weekend so I was going to at least wait until Monday. I knew that since my body had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic, I needed to replenish my gut with a probiotic. I went to Wal-Mart and loaded up on probiotics that I like to take but had run out of them for a while. It wasn’t but a few days of drinking the probiotic drinks that by the end of the weekend my allergic reaction started clearing up! I continued drinking the probiotics and by the end of the day Monday it was basically gone.
I wanted to share this story with others that may have this same issue. I obviously can’t say this method will clear your allergic reaction to an antibiotic but I believe it’s what helped rid mine. Of course, if you are having a severe allergic reaction, get medical help as soon as possible. I also believe it’s important to our gut to take a probiotic of some sort, especially when on an antibiotic. When taking probiotics with antibiotics remember to take them a few hours apart from one another. Our immune system lives in our gut and with an antibiotic killing the good and bad bacteria, it's imporant to restore that good! I really like these probiotics that are pictured above, however, I've taken many different types and don't have a strong opinion on which brand or type of probiotic I prefer. As long as you're taking one, that's great. Kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha are also good sources of probiotics.
Stay well and stay tuned, xxo.