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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikerly: Probiotic is a digestive help for people with irritable bowels and constipation.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
That's a stretch...: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) ; include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachro ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
21 years experience Family Medicine
No: Probiotics are pills which contain large amounts of what are considered "good bacteria, " that is, bacteria which are naturally found in the colon whi ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Galitz
41 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Probiotics: Probably not, the most important thing is to wash, not strip the oils off the face and see a dermatologist for medication recommendations.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Forgive my frankness: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that any primary care physician can manage most of the time. The evidence for "natural remed ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: If you were having problems with acne breakouts, it is possible that continuous antibiotic administration was suppressing your acne tendency. When you ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unrelated: The skin changes you mention are a coincidence. They are not related to probiotic use.Whether or not they will persist or fade will depend on other fa ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Acne is often considered a teen issue that disappears with age & in some it does.However;some will have recurrent outbreaks well into their thirti ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
I would: Antibiotics tend to lose effectiveness with time due to bacteria developing resistance to it. You don't mention how effective it's been for you, so mo ... Read More
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