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allergic reaction to probiotics

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
VERY UNLIKELY: I do not remember EVER hearing of a bad reaction t a probiotic preparation!! In fact probiotics are used in the TREATMENT of allergy in children Hop ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Improbable: I have never heard of a case of probiotic allergy. Some people may have more bowel movements from taking it however but that's not an allergic reacti ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Faust
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unknown: Probiotics have been found to decrease the frequency and severity of viral uri's (common cold) in prospective, randomized clinical trials, and probiot ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Maybe: Everybody is different, so they might provide some relief but currently there is no concrete evidence or scientific data to support the benefit of pro ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Unaware: I have not heard of a sound study related to using clostridia to cure food allergy. Even if there is one, I would certainly wait for confirmation by ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Who knows?: It's not FDA approved and has never been studied. I Googled it and only got marketing sites - no factual information. If you use it, you're on your ow ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Usually: Most people can tolerate probiotics but extremely high doses can cause gastrointestinal upset. I am not aware of any link to hives or allergic disease ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
See below: probiotics can be histamine producing: Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, and Lactobacillus reuter
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience in Internal Medicine
No because:: The concept of Candida overgrowth in the gut causing multiple symptoms is not supported by science and is not a recognized medical illness. Nor is the ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Fever: Low grade fever can be for various issues. Sibo could be one, but allergies, viral, bactrial infection or autoimmune problems possible too. You would ... Read More
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