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can probiotic cause acne?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Unlikerly: Probiotic is a digestive help for people with irritable bowels and constipation.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can taking probiotics cause you to have acne?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
That's a stretch...: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) ; include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Most are available over-the-counter ; need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation.

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Last updated Mar 23, 2014

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