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How long do probiotics take to leave your system

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Several questions: 1. Cod liver oil, if you can tolerate it, is ok to take, even with a shellfish allergy 2. Probiotics are usually strains of lactobacillus species whic ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cod liver oil OK: There are 5 main groups of seafood: bony fish (cod), crustaceans (shrimp), bivalves (clam), cephalopods (squid), gastropods (squid). There is cross-re ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Good for liver damag: Researchers have carried out studies on the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). ... The probiotics may help to improve liver func ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
"best" probiotics: Like all the newest, latest, and greatest highly touted "natural" medications, probiotics have become very popular. However, none have been shown in i ... Read More
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Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Results are mixed: Although researchers have conducted multiple studies on probiotics in patients with IBS, the results are mixed. This is not surprising, since differen ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes and no: No to buttermilk. Yes to cod liver oil (i did not know there is a fermented cod liver oil) for a 7 month old- 1/ tsp a day of cod liver oil. Probiotic ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Think it is: Coincidence with the probiotics. They are just like your own flora to beef it up and make you gut work better. You must have some other reason for the ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
May help: It is possible that probiotics may help with these conditions. Also make sure that your thyroid is working normally. Your doctor can check this with a ... Read More
A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Variable but...: This is very unusual though possible; however, there is a good chance the timing was a coincidence and the hives are caused by something else. The av ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Should be okay: Probiotics are organisms, not "good or bad", that supplement your colonic flora. Peer review literature shows 1 in 4 patients treated are clinically i ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Gut only: Since these are meant to re-populate the gut with "good bacteria", they should not be systemic.

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