Microbiome Series

Antibiotics, Oral Probiotics, and Prebiotics: Skin in Whole Health


Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75
Supported by independent educational grants from Microbiome Labs, Burt's Bees, and Nutranext.

About this course

Skill level: all levels
Estimated time to complete activity: 45 min
Release date: October 15, 2018
Expiration date: October 14, 2019


American Nurses Credentialing Center(ANCC), American Medical Association(AMA)


This activity is part of a 13-course series designed to equip licensed practitioners from medical, nursing, and related disciplines with a multidisciplinary approach to managing patients through microbiome education.

5. Antibiotics, Oral Probiotics, and Prebiotics: Skin in Whole Health

Antibiotics are widely used and sometimes given for the control of chronic conditions. Oral probiotics and prebiotics have increased in global use and demand. However, the science behind them is not well described. In this activity, the clinical evidence for impact of antibiotics on the gut and skin microbiome and the use of oral probiotics and prebiotics will be discussed. There will be particular focus on skin conditions such as aging, acne, atopic dermatitis, and hidradenitis suppurativa. Also, the benefits for using probiotics during antibiotic courses will be discussed.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will able to:

  • Review the use of antibiotics for skin conditions
  • Discuss immediate and long term impact of antibiotics on the gut and skin microbiome
  • Examine mechanisms by which probiotics are thought to act
  • Assess probiotics in dermatology

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Faculty Reported Financial Relationship
Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP

Advisory Board: Dermveda

Consultant: Dermala, Burt's Bees


Contact Information

This activity is jointly provided by SynAptiv and Dermeda

Questions about CE accreditation or CE certificates related to this course, please contact us via email at yourcesource@synaptiv.org.

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Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75