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Doctor insights on: How Long Should I Take Probiotics After Infection

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What is a good probiotic to take to put good bacteria back in the vagina after over 100 BV infections?

What is a good probiotic to take to put good bacteria back in the vagina after over 100 BV infections?

Probiotic: Good probiotic to take is one with high count of saccharomyces bolardii. You should be taking around 30 million cfus two to three times a day. ...Read more

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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Will probiotics cure a yeast infection? What kind should I get and how long will it take affect?

Will probiotics cure a yeast infection? What kind should I get and how long will it take affect?

No: you can find some people claiming it will on the Internet but I have not found it to be so. I do think once you have cured it with conventional antifungal therapy, probiotics ( lactobacillus) can help prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Can you take probiotics while you are pregnant to cure a BV infection

Can you take probiotics while you are pregnant to cure a BV infection

Yes: Take a probiotic with multiple strains. Jarrows makes high quality products. Please take enough fish oil will help baby's brain. The best ones are made by nordic natural or 7 seas. ...Read more

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How much probiotic should I take for recurrent yeast infection?

How much probiotic should I take for recurrent yeast infection?

Billions of CFu: Use a probiotic that has billions of colonies (cfu) rather than millions. Also look for one that has the "friendly" yeast saccharomyes in it as that especialy helps discourage the "unfriendly" yeast candida. ...Read more

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How much probiotic acidophilus should I take for yeast infection?

None: First confirm it is a yeast infection (most vaginal discharges are not yeast). If so, an anti-fungal agent like Monistat or Diflucan (fluconazole) is appropriate. Probiotics are very good for many other things, but not for yeast infections. ...Read more

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For what length of time do probiotics take to cure yeast infection?

It depends: All probiotics are not the same and it depends and some probiotics are useless and do not work at all for vaginal yeast infection and others which are sometime and somewhat effective may take days to weeks if they work in my opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Infection (Definition)

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