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How to take probiotics when sick

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
No: You can't get sick from probiotics. They are safe to take. They are the type of medication that either works or doesn't work , but has little in terms... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine 40 years experience
Generally, yes: I usually recommend starting the probiotic supplement with the course of antibiotics. If you are not having diarrhea after the course of antibiotics, ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Save your money!: There is no good clinical evidence that it does any good at all! Don't waste your moola. You're exposed to lots of germs from those kids. Eventual... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
It happens: The average 2 yo in day care is expected to get 5-7 URI's/yr to age 5. Home care drops it a little, but rarely if their are siblings in school. By 5 t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Most people: I am an advocate of probiotics. The gut lining has a difficult time maintaining the balance of healthy bacteria with stress, disease, poor sleep, poo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Probiotics Use: I commend you for your desire to have good Health. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for digestive system. Probiotics can be helpf... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Probiotics: They begin to work within the day of consumption.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: No gender bias to gut flora.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Yogurt: I prefer activia. Lots of brands of probiotics out there but I prefer eating healthy foods to replenish gut flora.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Probiotics: If you have GI symptoms and have seen your doctor, a multi-strain probiotic is a good. Recent research points to the bacteria in the gut as influenci... Read More

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