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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Health Food Stores &: Any store that sells "health foods" will carry lactobacillus acidophilus. Certain brands like culturelle are also widely sold at pharmacies. There are ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience in General Practice
Should list on label: Any yoghurt should list the active culture ingredients on the label. Be cautious, some have no active cultures. If you want the benefits of a probioti ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience in General Practice
Good for you: Everyone should take a probiotic almost daily to keep your gut healthy and prevent colds/flu's, etc combined with high dose vitamin d to keep serum le ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
They really aren't: Strep bacteria often hurt us, causing heart infections, rheumatic fever, tooth decay, and soft tissue infections. If you get involved with cults about ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Cavities&lactobacill: Have not heard of that.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
No: Find out the cause of the anemia.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
When taken orally: It may be beneficial. Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Probiotic: Probiotics are good bacteria that help your digestive process as well as strengthen your immune system. When you are on antibiotics you reduce all ba ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Stonyfield,Culturele: If you really want the benefits of lactobacillus acidophilus i advise taking it as a supplement, as most yogurts have little if any live cultures. Sto ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience in Gynecology
None: First confirm it is a yeast infection (most vaginal discharges are not yeast). If so, an anti-fungal agent like Monistat or Diflucan (fluconazole) is ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Candidal overgrowth: This urban myth has not been scientifically proven, but it has not been disproved. The "balance" between bacterial flora and yeast cells in the intes ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Lactobacillus species are in cultured unpasteurized yogurt. In your gut you have hundreds or thousands of different organisms all in competition with ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Doubt you'll notice: The GG strain is a mutant that supposedly has remarkable effects as a probiotic. If you believe everything you read (mostly from obscure sources -- 80 ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Look in ther health food store.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Probiotics and whey provide different benefits. They both have "lacto" in their names, which may be the source of your confusion. Lacto means relate ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unclear: Although there is a good theory that probiotics may help recurrent cases of bacterial vaginosis studies on probiotics in general have shown limited re ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Variable per person: Your question is excellent, but the response is individualized based on a patient's goals with probiotics. GI transit time, diet, use of probioti ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
Cranberry juice: ONLY WARFARIN SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN WITH CRANBERRY JUICE. NO KNOWN INTERACTION WITH OTHERS. WARFARIN IS THE GENERIC NAME FOR COUMADIN, (warfarin) JANTOV ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Probiotic: Bifidus regularis is the active ingredient in activia yogurt. This is a popular hearty bacteria in many probiotic supplements that is believed to be ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Candida albicans: Some feel that high sugar meals promote Candida Albicans growth. This means sweets like cakes, cookies, candy, processed breads, etc. Using whole gr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes.: Studies have shown that probiotics can prevent c.Diff infections and other antibiotic associated complications like diarrhea. Best way to prevent c.D ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yeast: Lactobacillus acidophilus is a bacteria that is a normal resident of the vagina in some women. It is not a yeast and does not cause yeast infection.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: Probiotics help prevent yeast infections, and can make them less severe when u get them and less often, but probiotics will not treat yeast infections ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Neither: The normal flora of the gut is a combination of hundreds of different bacteria, and taking any one particular strain will not "normalize" the gut flor ... Read More
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