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Why is it that probiotics don't work when weather gets warmer? I left PB8 probiotics in my cabinet and they stopped working.
See below: Probiotics need live organisms to work as intended. Storing in an unregulated environment may have impaired the viability of the organisms. An other, more likely, explanation is that the probiotics were not the appropriate treatment for the malady you intended to use these for. ...Read more
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
Been take PB8 probiotics. Left in cabinet, weather has been 75, now they stop working. I have yeast inf symptoms. Probiotics+fluconazole to prevent?
Yeast infection : whether or not your doctor will decide to put you on fluconazole depends mostly on where the presumed yeast infection is located. You can continue using the probiotic, although it may be less effective if it wasn't stored properly. I would make an appointment to see your doctor as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more
Should be OK: One recommendation for dosing probiotics is to take them three to four times daily, with the total daily dose between 1 billion to 10 billion cfu (medscape). It seems many studies were done with lactobacillus, but other strains have also shown to be helpful either alone or in combination with each other. ...Read more
Give YOGURT: Yogurt is better for the baby's digestion and it is a food too! this is an example for food as medicine. You can dilute the plain yogurt with a little water. That is what they have been doing in the past when no formulas around. That is much better than the milk for the baby's digestion and for yours too. ...Read more
Is an allergic reaction possible with probiotics such as florajen3? I've had l. Acidophilus in yogurt, but i'm worried about b. Lactis/longum.
Yes! EvenWithNothing: Reactions, allergic & otherwise, are always under the internal control of the individual exhibiting the reaction & theories as to what may have triggered the behavior (reaction) are always just that, theories, guesses, rarely with significant scientifically verified evidence of accuracy, no matter the degree of the person guessing. Why? Control and complexity are within the individual reacting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer