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Are probiotics (lactobacillus planetarium 299v 10 billion cfu) safe and/or beneficial for somebody to take that is recovering from acute pancreatitus?

Are probiotics (lactobacillus planetarium 299v 10 billion cfu) safe and/or beneficial for somebody to take that is recovering from acute pancreatitus?

Conflicting research: Some studies have shown benefits and some have shown harm! the study that showed harm involved infusing probiotics directly into the small intestines in patients ill with very severe pancreatitis. See http://www.Criticalcarenutrition.Com/docs/manuscript_editorial_probiotics_in_pancreatitis.Pdf however, there is no evidence of harm in taking oral probiotics while recovering. See comment for 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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Can lactobacillus help with tonsil stones , can probiotics help too, or what do you recomend please help?

Can lactobacillus help with tonsil stones , can probiotics help too, or what do you recomend please help?

Oral hygiene: There are really no medications, or diet that can prevent tonsil stones. They are calcified debris from the mouth and to some extent the nasal cavity. Preventing accumulation of debris in you mouth with salt water rinses after meals, good oral hygiene, (including tongue scraping), and nasal lavages if congestion is present, can help. If dramatic symptoms persist, tonsil removal is an option.

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Probiotics gives lactobacillus acidophillus & bifidobacterium. Whey: beta lactoglobulin & alpha lactalbumin. Can both provide similar benefits?

Probiotics gives lactobacillus acidophillus & bifidobacterium. Whey: beta lactoglobulin & alpha lactalbumin. Can both provide similar benefits?

No: Probiotics and whey provide different benefits. They both have "lacto" in their names, which may be the source of your confusion. Lacto means related to milk. Lactobacillus is a bacteria that can grow in dairy products. Whey is the thin, clear liquid that is left when milk has curdled; it is high in protein. Probiotics are good for intestinal health. Whey is primarily a protein source.

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CSA and OATS tests show high levels of lactobacillus in small intestine. and colon, low bifido in colon. Should i take probiotics with lactobacillus?

CSA and OATS tests show high levels of lactobacillus in small intestine. and colon, low bifido in colon. Should i take probiotics with lactobacillus?

Any symptoms?: What do you expect the probiotics to do for you. There is little objective evidence for the usefulness of such treatments. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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Was on omnicef (cefdinir) for 10 days start may 24. Taking probiotics floraster, lactobacillus, bifodobacterium. Is loose stool normal w probiotics? Will it end?

Was on omnicef (cefdinir) for 10 days start may 24. Taking probiotics floraster, lactobacillus, bifodobacterium. Is loose stool normal w probiotics? Will it end?

Yes: The loose stools are most likely from the Omnicef (cefdinir) not the probiotic and is should improve when you complete it but if it doesn't you should see your doctor since there are colon infections that you can get from antibiotics.

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I lactose intollerant, can I take probiotic lactobacilus ? Or it will trigger my allergy ?

I lactose intollerant, can I take probiotic lactobacilus ? Or it will trigger my allergy ?

Lactose intolerance: I see your confusion but lactobacillus is a probiotic bacteria, not a sugar. Lactose intolerance (difficulty digesting milk sugar) can be secondary to lactase enzyme deficiency, or due to a bigger problem of small bowel inflammation, infection, infiltrative disease, and/or maldigestion. Don't assume its lactose intolerance unless tested, or at least assessed response to lactase enzyme replacement.

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What kind of probitics or lactobacillus should I take for bacterial vaginosis? Is it true that plain, common yogurt may help?

What kind of probitics or lactobacillus should I take for bacterial vaginosis? Is it true that plain, common yogurt may help?

Possibly: Probiotics may have a role as preventatives but if you currently have bacterial vaginosis it should be treated more directly. Acidophilus capsules and live culture plain yogurt may help to replenish more normal bacteria even though they are supposedly the "wrong" bacteria.

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Is fem dophilus safe in pregnancy it's a probiotic with lactobillus forms I want to take it to guard against BV . I will take it orally. ?

Is fem dophilus safe in pregnancy it's a probiotic with lactobillus forms I want to take it to guard against BV . I will take it orally. ?

Yes: Probiotics do not enter the blood stream, they stay in the GI tract. So they should have no effect on the fetus. And the bacteria in the probiotic should not cause trouble in the vaginal area. If you're concerned, consult your OB during your next visit and let them know what you're taking. You should of course do that anyways.

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How are culturelle probiotics and do they work?

How are culturelle probiotics and do they work?

Probiotic brand name: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines.

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Can you take culturelle probiotic and rephresh pro b together?

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.

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Are probiotics such as culturelle safe during pregnancy?

Yes: Probiotics don't "reculture" the gut - they last about 2 hours, and aren't absorbed. No problem to take when you are pregnant.

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Do culturelle probiotics really work?

Do culturelle probiotics really work?

Probiotic brand: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines.

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Been taking culturelle for almost a month now, when i finish i'm thinking about switching to align, good idea to switch probiotics? For variety?

Been taking culturelle for almost a month now, when i finish i'm thinking about switching to align, good idea to switch probiotics? For variety?

Yes...: Culturelle and align, though both probiotics, have different properties. Culturelle contains exclusively lactobacillus species of bacteria. Align has a variety of bacteria with the main component bifidobacterium which has been proven in studies to be a more hardy probiotic species. Go ahead and make the switch. Good luck!

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I gave my 4 month old culturelle probiotics for adult (about half the dose) only to later see its not for use in kids under age 1. Dangerous???

I gave my 4 month old culturelle probiotics for adult  (about half the dose) only to later see its not for use in kids under age 1.  Dangerous???

No worries, but...: There are many Lactobacillus types, and various studies have tried amounts of 1-10 billion CFUs (colony forming units) in babies, without seeing any bad side effects. That being said, there is seldom much research that one can find on one particular brand or strain of Lactobacillus use in babies... so no worries, but "user beware".

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Probiotic align or culturelle? Difference, pros, cons? For ibs. Thanks a lot.

Probiotic align or culturelle? Difference, pros, cons? For ibs. Thanks a lot.

What sxs to fix?: Your choice of probiotics may depend on what symptoms you have, ; whether you are on antibiotics. Also, different probiotics work in different ways. Lactobacillus and acidophilus grow rapidly to crowd out "bad" bacteria, bifidobacter helps reduce "gas", and sacchromyces boulardes retards the growth of clostridum difficile and has the added advantage of being relatively antibiotic resistant.