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Chronic Triathlete
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My daughter's on ABX for strep. She doesn't have Lyme.

This is her first experience with ABX. I'd like to get her on some probiotics, but there's no way she'll swallow a pill.

Is it cool to break open the capsules and mix them into her applesauce or orange juice?

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TerryK
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Years ago I bought liquid probiotics for babies. I just did a search on google and it looks like they still make liquid probiotics. You should be able to get some made especially for her age group.

I hope she feels better very soon.

Edited to add:
It would probably be OK to break open a capsule but it might be hard to determine an appropriate dose. If it were me, I just get the kind that is meant for her age group.

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In the meantime, frozen yogurt!
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there are chewable stawberry acidopillus at the regular old pharmacy. they taste like strawberries.

But then keep them out of reach because she may want more and more as they taste like candy!

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kitty9309
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You can mix them in a soft food. I have done this rather than but the more expensive powdered children's probiotics. I really like to put it in yougurt.
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Lauralyme
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Florastor Kids
Individual envelopes of powder to mix in water

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momintexas
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Primadophilus by Nature's Way is a chewable tablet for kids ages 2-12.

I have found them at Market Street and Sprouts in the refrigerated section.

They come in orange and cherry flavor.

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You can take the powder from the capsul and put it on a spoon full of yogurt. We also drink Good Belly and fruit flavored Keifer [Smile] My kids love it.

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My son has been taking the chewable strawberry probiotics. Bought them over the counter at our local Rite Aid....

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