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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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Is it safe to douche with pure water and a probiotic to put good bacteria in the vagina?

Is it safe to douche with pure water and a probiotic to put good bacteria in the vagina?

No: Douching is not recommended except is very specific rare situations. The reason is that studies show that douching increases risk of pelvic infections. This is because the flow of the fluid pushes bacteria from the vagina into the cervix, up into the uterus and out the fallopian tubes into the pelvis. This can cause severe infections and peritonitis. ...Read more

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If people can take probiotics to have more good bacteria, can they take some kind of good fungus?

If people can take probiotics to have more good bacteria, can they take some kind of good fungus?

Yes, and many do: Fungi are not part of our normal flora but yeast are. Many take Sacchromyces boulardii, a probiotic yeast, often sold as Florastor, esp. useful for preventing diarrhea & yeast infections when taking antibiotics. As for good fungi, medicinal mushrooms such as Reishi, Maitake, Shiitake & Cordyceps have many powerful proven health benefits, but, unlike probiotics, these don't live in our intestines. ...Read more

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Are there any good foods that have probiotics in them or good bacteria to help with c. Diff.

Are there any good foods that have probiotics in them or good bacteria to help with c. Diff.

Foods for c.diff: Some brands of kefir (buttermilk) and some brands of milk have lactobacilli as well as some yogurt brands such as activia. The problem is that those bacteria are in low numbers and you may get more diarrhea from the dairy, so i would still consider commercial probiotic supplement. ...Read more

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How long does it take for probiotics to work to restore your good bacteria?

How long does it take for probiotics to work to restore your good bacteria?

That is quite: variable depending on a number of factors. There is a much more in depth answer to your question at: http://www.danisco.com/dietary-supplements/faq/ ...Read more

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Hi Doctors, Is it correct that consuming probiotics makes our body not to produce good bacteria? Thanks.

Not even close: making the laughable assumptions that probiotics have living bacteria in them, that they somehow get through the stomach acid into the colon. 1) the body doesn't make bacteria. Bacteria sit on the outside.. on skin, in colon, any place they can get to. 2) probiotics are by definition good bacteria. If it's bad bacteria then it's called "food poisoning". ...Read more

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If you have been using probiotics for years and your gut and everything is healthy, will the good bacteria remain and when you stop using it?

If you have been using probiotics for years and your gut and everything is healthy, will the good bacteria remain and when you stop using it?

Perhaps: The nature of the intestinal flora is often determined by your dietary intake. If you have large numbers of lactobacilli or bifidobacterium in your colon and your diet consists predominantly of dairy products they may remain there without your ingesting probiotics. Unpasteurized culture yogurt is a great substitute. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more