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Can Taking A Daily Vitamin Prevent Parasite Infection
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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Can taking probiotics daily help prevent getting the stomach bug (especially if you've been exposed)? I've been taking a daily probiotic for months.
Little effect: Vitamin a deficiency in the usa is extremely rare and only occurs with extreme diets. Chicken liver can give you and extra amount of this vitamin but the effect will not be noticed. Infection risk is not related to vitamin a level unless you have an extreme lowering which is difficult to do in this country. ...Read more
Almost all of them!: Research shows that vitamins a, b complex (esp. B6, B12 ; folic acid) c, d, e ; k all enhance immune function. Bioflavonoids ; minerals like zinc are also important for immune function. Medicinal mushrooms like turkey-tails work well too i recommend the book the road to immunity by kenneth bock md for info on diet, nutrients, herbs, mind-body techniques ; other approaches to boosting immunity. ...Read more
I'm currently taking a daily prenatal vitamin. Is it ok to also take a daily biotin supplement? Thank you!
So I don't really: know if you are taking prenatal vitamins in case you get pregnant or actually are pregnant. Biotin would be considered safe in pregnancy, but it is best to consult your prenatal physician/midwife before adding any supplement. Biotin/B7 can be found in cauliflower, yeast, egg yolk, avocado, raspberries, salmon, etc--the best sources. Some women feel biotin may prevent postpartum hair loss. ...Read more
Is there such a thing as too much probiotics? I try to eat yogurt daily and started taking a probiotic (25 billion) to prevent bacterial vaginosis.
I take 50,000 IUs of Vitamin D once a week. Will taking a daily multi-vitamin cause me to be taking in too much Vitamin D?
Hardly...: ur multi likely has 400iu - less than 1% of 50,000iu. it wont matter. whats more important to know is that if ur an average size the 50,000 weekly will only get u a level in the 30s. to get closer to a level of 50 u will need at least 5000 iu a day. daily doses yield higher levels with less total dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water infection?: Do you mean urinary infection? And possibly Phenoxymethylpeniicillin? So, if that is what you meant, you can TAKE Pen VK as it is called, for a urinary infection, but it isn't very effective. Generally, you shouldn't have old penicillins lying around and should get a diagnosis and a new prescription for any new infection. ...Read more
Can flagyl med be taken every year as a preventive measure from any intestinal bacterial infection?
Folic acid: It is always a good idea for young women (childbearing age) to supplement with folic acid. Folic acid has been shown to prevent some types of birth defects especially if it being taken during the 3 months prior to pregnancy and the first 3 months of pregnancy. Folic acid is an important building block for red blood cells, and good for any woman that is having menstrual periods. ...Read more
Vitamin C: Highly unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is 5 days of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) taken 500 mg twice daily enough to treat a recurrent bladder infection?
Yes: It should be plenty enough for uncomplicated cystitis.I see you are on fluconazole.Did you get a yeast infection? Be sure to empty your bladder after sex and follow doctor instructions. If no cause for recurrence has been diagnosed,and it becomes a problem,your dr may have you take one antibiotic pill after sex.Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm currently taking levofloxacin 500mg tablets for a sinus infection, can this also be used to treat the yeast infection i've developed?
It likely caused it.: Levofloxacin in a broad spectrum antibiotic that not only kills bad bacteria, but also the good ones that maintain an environment that is hostile to yeast. Most likely, the very antibiotic you think could be used, is likely what contributed to the cause of your infection. I would recommend a dose of Fluconazole (diflucan) 150mg by mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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