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Can probiotics help control allergies?

Can probiotics help control allergies?

Unknown: Probiotics have been found to decrease the frequency and severity of viral uri's (common cold) in prospective, randomized clinical trials, and probiotics have also been found to cause beneficial changes in the immune system. However, probiotics have not been found to reduce hay fever / allergies. On the other hand, that question may not have been studied yet. ...Read more

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Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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How can allergy injections help control allergic disease?

How can allergy injections help control allergic disease?

Build tolerance: Allergen immunotherapy injections (commonly called allergy shots) help build immune tolerance to environmental allergies. They can be very helpful for allergy to dust mite, pollens, molds, pet dander, or stinging insect allergy. After months of allergy shots the amount of allergic antibody specific to an allergen decreases and counter allergic cells and antibodies increase. ...Read more

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Will probiotics help acid reflux and allergies?

Maybe: Everybody is different, so they might provide some relief but currently there is no concrete evidence or scientific data to support the benefit of probiotics in either condition. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to reduce allergies? Has acupuncture been shown to reduce allergy symptoms or help medicine work better!

What are some natural ways to reduce allergies?  Has acupuncture been shown to reduce allergy symptoms or help medicine work better!

Temporary: Acupuncture can provide you with temporary relief. For long term relief and natural treatment of allergies, you may want to consider allergen desensitization under the guidance of a board certified allergist. Consult one and get tested and see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Can probiotics help you avoid diarrhea?

Can probiotics help you avoid diarrhea?

Yes: Probiotics can help replenish the gut with healthy microbes. ...Read more

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Can probitoics help prevent parasites?

Can probitoics help prevent parasites?

No.: There are no great data showing that probiotics can prevent parasites. Make sure you are eating from a clean source, your food is well cooked, and as tasty as it smells... Try avoid street vendors if traveling abroad! ...Read more

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Do antihistamines help with food allergies?

Do antihistamines help with food allergies?

Yes: They can help alot depending upon what you are allergic to. Some food allergies, such as peanut, even oral antihistamines are not strong enough to prevent anaphylaxis and avoidance is the only "treatment" in wide spread use. Milder allergies can be improved with antihistamines. Check with your allergist. ...Read more

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Probiotics such as yogurt w live cultures are recommended to help control yeast but they advise against dairy? What probiotics to take please Dr?

Probiotics such as yogurt w live cultures are recommended to help control yeast but they advise against dairy? What probiotics to take please Dr?

Look for a brand: that has a variety of strains of probiotics in it, not just one or two. The amount of each one is less important. Use refrigerated probiotics if possible, and you can use the room temp. ones at work or traveling. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What type of allergy pills can I take to help with all-year-round allergies?

What type of allergy pills can I take to help with all-year-round allergies?

Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays like Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important. Allergy shots also option. See Allergist to determine what medications could give you lasting relief. ...Read more

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How can probiotics reduce gut problems?

How can probiotics reduce gut problems?

It depends: By restoring the good bacteria in your gut. This is difficult to accomplish with just probiotics unless they have over a billion colonies and multiple strains of bacteria. First, have you gut problem evaluated by a physician to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some effective remedies for food allergies?

Can you please recommend some effective remedies for food allergies?

Depends: Reactions to foods (allergies) can vary from simple hives to life threatening anaphylaxis. If yours is anaphylaxis you must keep an Epinephrine injector available at all times. If not, you just avoid the foods. Read labels. The FDA requires that processed foods list even trace amounts of any of the leading 8 food allergens in the ingredient listing. Benadryl helps for some. ...Read more

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What foods can help regulate digestive system?

What foods can help regulate digestive system?

Depends on the cause: It depends on what part is giving you a problem. There is not enough room to review the foods for each defect. ...Read more

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Can probiotics tablets help bad breath?

Can probiotics tablets help bad breath?

Yes: Yes if the source of the halotosis is due to a shift in bacteria in your mouth or stomach.Probiotics restore normal flora.Good question go to med school?;). ...Read more

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Can quercetin complex help allergies?

Can quercetin complex help allergies?

Possibly: There is conflicting data about whether it helps allergies or not and at what dose. At high doses there is a potential for harmful side effects. Always check with a doctor before taking supplements especially at high doses which could interact with other medicines. There are so many safe and effective allergy medications that there is little need to take supplements. ...Read more

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Can my diet prevent allergies?

Can my diet prevent allergies?

No: The studies to date are conflicting regarding maternal diet in pregnancy and later development of allergy in children, so no clear recommendations can be made at this time. Some of the most intriguing data, however, suggest low vitamin d levels may correlate with later allergic diseases such as asthma. So, taking a vitamin d supplement when pregnant may be worth discussing with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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What can immune health pills do to help my eczema?

What can immune health pills do to help my eczema?

Lost: What immune health pill you are talking about , iwould like to learn .May be colostrum, larch tab, juice plus. Yes they help. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more