Although alternative treatments should never be used in place of conventional treatment with antibiotics, they can be useful adjuncts to antibiotic therapy.

  1. The use of Lactobacillus acidophilus and L. bifidus supplementaion during and after antibiotic treatment can help rebalance the intestinal flora.
  2. Acupuncture, homeopathy, and botanical medicine can all be beneficial supportive therapies during recovery from this disease.