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A 31-year-old female asked:

can i give my child a probiotic ? he recently had a stomach bug and diariah. he is 7 yrs old about 70 pounds. he doesn't like yogurt.

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Probiotic: Yes you can give him probiotic
Dr. Donald Collins
Dr. Donald Collins answered
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: You could try acidophilus milk or tablets, or the drinkable yogurts are good. If diarrhea persists more than a couple of weeks or he has vomiting, fever or weight loss he should see a doctor. Good luck!
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Probiotic for kids: Yes, u can use probiots for your 7 yr old. These products of the yogurt family of bacteria (lacto bacillus) come in various brand names and formulations. They may help to restore digestive health and re-establish natural intestinal flora (the "good bacteria" which get damaged during diarrheal illnesses) to fight bad germs causing disease and may enhance immune system. Lot of studies support it

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Last updated Apr 24, 2015

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