Antibiotics are like chemotherapy- they kill the bad bacteria but also kill the good bacteria that naturally reside in your gut. Many children develop allergies after taking antibiotics. Studies show that children who routinely take probiotics reduce the risk of life-threatening allergies. In adults, probiotics help with 1- Irritable bowel syndrome, 2- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), 3- Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites), 4- Antibiotic-related diarrhea, 5- Skin conditions, like eczema, 6- Urinary and vaginal health. At the very least, if you take antibiotics, you should take a 30-90 day course of probiotics. #Lactobacillus is the most common probiotic, found in yogurt and fermented foods. Different strains can help with diarrhea and may help with people who can’t digest lactose, the sugar in milk. #Bifidobacterium may help with the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Please check with your doctor. Anyone who takes antibiotics regularly, particularly children should strongly consider the use of probiotics.