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I am curious. the antibodies that attack the thyroid,would antibiotics raise these? Are they the same thing or something completely different?
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Antibodies are natural and produced by the body and are specific toward the invader they need to attack. It's amazing how the body can make these toward whatevers needs eradicated, such as allergens and bacterias.
Antibiotics are micro-organisms produced by man, for administering to people with infections caused by bacteria but they are ineffective against viruses.
Could an antibotic attack antibodies that go against one of our organs? This I don't know, does anyone else out there? There is supposedly an antibiotic that a select few people have taken and cured their Hashimoto's but I will not believe this until I see it from reputable sources. Would be nice though huh?
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Antibodies are natural and produced by the body and are specific toward the invader they need to attack. It's amazing how the body can make these toward whatevers needs eradicated, such as allergens and bacterias.
Antibiotics are micro-organisms produced by man, for administering to people with infections caused by bacteria but they are ineffective against viruses.
Could an antibotic attack antibodies that go against one of our organs? This I don't know, does anyone else out there? There is supposedly an antibiotic that a select few people have taken and cured their Hashimoto's but I will not believe this until I see it from reputable sources. Would be nice though huh?
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So taking antibiotic for a tooth problem is ok and it won't make the antibodies that attack the thyroid more in number?
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Dreamboat, I really don't believe there is any chance of antibiotics increasing thyroid antibodies. They are actually two different things and I believe they would continue to do their seperate jobs, although we don't like the job the thyroid antibodies are doing.
I don't think there is any danger at all and I'm sure Hashimoto's patients are put on antibiotics as often as anyone else. You might tell a Dr. or Dentist that you have Hashimoto's, when they suggest antibiotics or any other medication, just as a precaution, to see if they believe there could be any interactions.
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