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will plain yogurt with live and active cultures help kill gastroenteritis germs or will it make me sicker?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Yogurt: Usually live yogurt with active cultures will help fight off gastroenteritis germs and not make you worse.
Answered on Jul 9, 2017
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Dr. Malini Shah
32 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Gastroenteritis : Yogurt with live lactobacillus will replenish lost normal flora of gi. It is ok to take it. It does not kill any bacteria. It is in fact good bacteria. It should not make one sicker.
Answered on May 7, 2016
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