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My urologist said i had an inflamed prostste and suggested time and acidophilus, is this a normal treatment?
Uncommon Rx: Nonbacterial prostatitis can at times be a time-consuming and difficult disease to treat. Commonly used treatments: stress and diet modification, relaxation techniques, a 2-3 week one-time course of antibiotics, prostate massage, hot tub baths, medications (nsaids, alpha-blocker relaxants), and supplements (quercetin, probiotic). Requires understanding, time, patience and sympathetic urologist. ...Read more
Do I need to worry about c diff while taking rifaximine for SIBO? Acidophilus during or better after treatment?
No: While it is potentially possible for all antibiotics to cause C. diff, it has not shown to be a significant cause in early studies. As this medication is used more extensively in IBS and SIBO we could see C. diff infections, but this should be rare. No need to take Acidophilus during therapy. ...Read more
My urologist suggested i just take acidophilus for an inflamed prostate possibly due to a doxycycline treatment for past lyme, is this normal?
How do you get rid of frequent recurrent yeast infections that don't go away with ordinary treatment. I have tried diflucan, monistat, boric acid suppositories, and swallowing acidopholus tablets. It keeps coming back. I had a hysterectomy and started tak
I : I am so sorry that you are going through that. It sounds like you are doing everything right. Ask your doctor if they think that vaginal atrophy (common after hysterectomy) are contributing to your symptoms. They have probably told you to reduce sugary foods and drinks, reduce alcohol (because of sugar content), only wear cotton underwear or ideally no underwear, avoid baths or bubble baths, and to use a blow dryer (from a safe distance) after your shower. You can also ask your pharmacist for products such as vagisil (there are also other products that are similar) that can help keep the skin clean and itch-free. ...Read more
Yes: Better and more natural way would be to take full fat plain yogurt ( you can add fruits or chopped cucumber and garlic) a few times a week for food and other fermented foods. Make sure that the fermented foods that you buy are not pasteurized after the fermentation. It is hard to get such foods. therefore I do suggest to my patients to prepare their own yogurt, pickles,…… Best, Siranush Cholakian ...Read more
Often no: Lactobacillus acidophilus is a bacterium found inside the bowel of humans and is considered beneficial flora. It represents 1 species of many in the microbiome (all the living matter in our bowel not us), which makes up ~3# of an adult's body weight. A healthy microbiome makes vitamins for us and balances immunity. Person with milk allergy may have problems with probiotics containing milk. ...Read more
Not typically: Acidophilus chews are known to cause harmless effects like hiccups, excess gas and belching. Diarrhea, while uncommon, should be minimal. If you experience any of the following side effects : Rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, difficulty breathing, weakness, nausea or vomiting notify your doctor or go to the ER right away. ...Read more
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