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Daily Dophilus Probiotics
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
Helps to some extent: Try taking other probiotics, such as Florastor. Eat yogurt. ...Read more
Is probiotics a goodthing to takeafter taking doxycycline?I developed gastritis n GERD.Heard probiotics repopulates bacteria.Any bad probiotic effects
Probiotics: Most people don't need probiotics after taking a course of antibiotics, since the normal bacterial flora of the gut repopulates rapidly after stopping antibiotics. If you have a history of C. difficile, it may be useful to take probiotics, however. Otherwise, studies do not support their routine use. Having said that, there are not usually many side effects, if you do decide to try them. Good luck ...Read more
Unclear: Although there is a good theory that probiotics may help recurrent cases of bacterial vaginosis studies on probiotics in general have shown limited results. ...Read more
It can help prevent: It but not cure it once you have it u need antibiotics either vaginal cream, vagina supp or oral pills, the yogurt must have active acidophilus cultures or u can get acidolphilus pills at any drugstore or probiotics but u must take them every day also heat and humidity in the vulva- vaginal area contribute to vaginosis, air and dryness are good. ...Read more
Variable per person: Your question is excellent, but the response is individualized based on a patient's goals with probiotics. GI transit time, diet, use of probiotics, co-morbidities that may require use of antibiotics or other medications that affect gut flora, as well as the underlying pathology found in the gut may all alter benefit. Typically your "back to normal" in 3-4 days w/lots of probiotics to choose from. ...Read more
Can i continue taking acidophilus (probiotic) while taking levaquin (levofloxacin) (antibiotic) for a sinus infection?
Sure: Probiotics are just collections of bacteria and the various bacteria do not interact with each other. You can take as many different types as you wish with no negative effects. But there is no evidence that a single probiotic, let alone several at once, cure any specific GI problems. As they are harmless, the only negative effect of taking them is to your pocketbook. ...Read more
Yes.: Studies have shown that probiotics can prevent c.Diff infections and other antibiotic associated complications like diarrhea. Best way to prevent c.Diff infections is good hand washing if you visit a hospital or nursing home. Also by not taking antibiotics for viral illnesses like bronchitis and sinusitis. You increase your risk of c. Diff when you take abx for things like these. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What probiotic is good for candida yeast gnc 50 ultra 50 probiotic complex or gnc multi strain probiotic conplex 10 billion cfus ? Plz suggest me thx.
Probably won't help: No probiotic is likely to be effective in treating a yeast infection. If that's what you have, you need treatment with a proper anti-yeast antibiotic. However, if you're talking about "systemic" candidasis, it's an urban myth; there is no such thing, and no treatment makes any difference. Discuss with a scientifically trained physician. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: Probiotics are very safe, however you may want to take your bottle to your doctors office at your next visit so that he/she can check list of ingredients. ...Read more
Is it ok to take vaginal probiotic capsules (doderlein's bacillus) for maintenance of vaginal health for 7 days, together with oral probiotic capsules?
1000mg levofloxacin and 2000 mgamoxicillin per day for 10 day.billion of gut bacteria were killed.do good bacteria recover their own or need probiotic?
No: This is a good question. You know, kids are born without gut flora. It is there at age one month, or a bit later if born by C section. Yes your gut will repopulate by itself. Probiotics are not necessary. The idea of good and bad bacteria is also complex. They are morally neutral and in a ratio, it is more a question of the ratio than of intrinsic goodness or badness. ...Read more
When comparing primadophilus bifidus (5 billion cfu) and b. Infantis (1 billion cfu), which is better to take? How does one choose the best probiotic?
Probiotics: The best you can take would probably be cultured unpasteurized yogurt. Any and all others are ok. ...Read more
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