A 21-year-old member asked:
Are there herbal supplements that can prevent a bacterial infection?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Unfortunately, no: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard & expensive to do). No supplement has been shown to prevent any particular infection.
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Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
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Last updated Sep 3, 2016
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