GO/OD If You’re Prescribing Long-Term Antibiotics to a Woman, Also Consider Suggesting This Published 4 years ago on April 21, 2017 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet We all know the way to treat chronic blepharitis is by using Doxycycline 50mg daily for three to six months, but have you considered also advising your female patients using this treatment to eat yogurt? Antibiotics encourage yeast overgrowth by making the vaginal environment less acidic thereby disrupting the proper PH balance. Using probiotics helps the body replace the good bacteria that antibiotics eliminate. This is most easily accomplished by eating organic yogurt with live bacterial cultures — lactobacillus or acidophilus on the label. So, next time you prescribe long-term antibiotics for women, consider also suggesting yogurt. Scott Keating, OD, is a 1989 graduate of Ohio State University of Optometry and is a fully licensed therapeutic optometrist with two practices in Eastern Ohio. Dr. Keating has been treating patients with ocular medicines for 25 years. Related Topics:Down on the PharmGO/OD March '17medical treatments click to Comment(Comment) Up Next See What This California Doctor Did With His Car Vanity Plates Don't Miss The 3 R’s That Keep Your Patients Coming Back Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO Only Varilux lenses are backed by the patented LiveOptics™ R&D process which tests our lenses on real wearers in real-life conditions to ensure sharper, seamless vision. With Varilux lenses, your patients may even forget they’re wearing glasses. But they’ll never forget it was you who recommended them. SPONSORED BY ESSILOR See Why Choosing Varilux® Matters You may like 17 Tips for Finding Meaningful Use in Your EHRs See What This California Doctor Did With His Car Vanity Plates The 3 R’s That Keep Your Patients Coming Back Promoted Headlines Make Them Yours: Specialty Coatings/Tints North American Coating Laboratories Introducing EssilorLuxottica 360 Essilor American Eyes 2020 — Safilo’s Celebration of U.S. Eye Care Professionals Continues Safilo Advertisement Latest Trending Videos The Big survey8 hours ago Think You’re Having a Bad Day? ECPs Told Us Their Biggest Screwups Best of the Best1 day ago This Seattle Practice Turned A Muralist Loose On Its Walls — With Stunning Results Photo Gallery2 days ago 19 Images That Will Change the Way You Think About Optical Lighting Press Releases2 days ago Prevent Blindness Declares December as ‘Give the Gift of Sight Month’ Columns4 days ago Increase Medicaid Patient Engagement With 3 Simple Steps Photo Gallery6 days ago Hilary Swank in Silhouette TMA Frames … and More Celebrity Eyewear Picks Headlines3 weeks ago Report: U.S. Vision to Lay Off 299 Workers Headlines3 weeks ago Pennsylvania Expands Optometrists’ Scope of Practice The Big survey1 week ago These 14 Industry Traditions Need to Die, ECPs Say Photo Gallery3 weeks ago Check Out These 17 Eye-Catching Optical Murals Headlines4 weeks ago Video: Florida Man Invents Robot to Place Contact Lenses Headlines4 weeks ago Video: Some Retailers Board Up Due to Election Unrest Fears Headlines1 month ago Video: Car Crashes Into Optometry Office; 4 Taken to Hospital Sponsored Content3 months ago Introducing EssilorLuxottica 360 Sponsored Webinars3 months ago Introducing Varilux® Comfort Max Lenses Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Photo Gallery6 days ago Hilary Swank in Silhouette TMA Frames … and More Celebrity Eyewear Picks Benchmarks6 days ago How 6 Eyecare Businesses Get the Word Out to the Right People — On a Budget The Big survey5 days ago 35 Time Management Hacks From Your Fellow ECPS The Big survey1 week ago ECPs Share COVID-19’s Life Lessons Products1 week ago 9 Brands That Ensure You’ll Look Good From Your Head to Your Toes Columns4 days ago Increase Medicaid Patient Engagement With 3 Simple Steps The Big survey6 days ago More Than 60% of ECP Businesses Expect Earnings to Fall This Year Mark Hinton1 week ago Are You Effectively Connecting with Patients Before, During and After Their Office Visit?