Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Strep, Antibiotics, Strep, Antibiotic (or Rinse and Repeat)

Something happened this spring. 

The birds chirped a little bit earlier, the sun came out sooner and the weather warmed up to record highs. 

All of this was wonderful.

Except for this.

And not just one time.  But twice for youngest daughter and once for oldest daughter.

Which seems a little strange for a family who almost never encounters the pesky strep virus.  From Web MD,

What is strep throat?

Strep throat is a bacterial infection in the throat and the tonsils. The throat gets irritated and inflamed, causing a sudden, severe sore throat.  Strep throat must be treated with antibiotics since it is a bacterial infection.
All of the multiple doses of antibiotics lead us to start researching improving immunity, since multiple doses wipe out not only "bad" bacterial, but "good" bacteria too.  Quite a few of our friends living with type 1 diabetes recommended this.

Pro Nutrients Priobotics found at  Amazon.  This is a flavorless, dissolvable powder that can be sprinkled into a cool food (like yogurt) or a beverage like Crystal Light. 

We also are continuing with our favorite Activa yogurt in hopes that also helps increase immunity and ofcourse, aids in digestion.  Not to mention the benefit of protein for our Naturally Sweet Sisters.  Yogurt just might be one of favorite amazing carb:protein ratio foods.  It helps to prevent afternoon lows like no other food.

I hope you or your loved ones do not end up with strep (or any of the other million cootie bugs). 

And if you are on Spring Break in some tropical climate, can you please send some more Vitamin D our way?! 


Lani said...

The probiotics we take is called Yum Yum Dophilus raspberry flavored chewable tablets you can buy it through Amazon or a health food store, must be kept refrigerated. My son who is also "naturally sweet" really likes it, he takes it at least 3 times a week. Actually we all take it.

Naturally Sweet Sisters said...

What a great tid bit! I am going to look those up right now. Thank you so much. And I already love your "naturally sweet" little guy. Aren't our kids living with and around T1D the best? Thanks for sharing!

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