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Can probiotics prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Can probiotics prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Probiotics Use: There is no evidence that probiotics can prevent a pseudomonas infection. ...Read more

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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 good hygiene prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Can good hygiene prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Yes and no: Pseudomonas can be transmitted differently - contact exposure, airborne. Also, it may live on some of us without causing any disease, but when local immunity diminishes, it may start causing a problem. Skin infections caused by pseudomonas mandate usual hygiene measures such as hand washing, using protective wear, disposal of infected materials etc. But not 100% guarantee of protection. ...Read more

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Can probiotics be helpful in preventing the noro virus?

Can probiotics be helpful in preventing the noro virus?

Probably not: While probiotics are helpful in prevention of bacterial gut infections, viruses are so small, they slip by a first line of defense--a healthy bacterial gut system. However, a study did show that preventative probiotics did shorten the course of fever (in an elderly group studied) when norovirus did hit them. Unfortunately, probiotics did not improve any other symptoms of gastroenteritis at all ...Read more

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What type of probiotic should I take to prevent BV?

What type of probiotic should I take to prevent BV?

Probiotics for BV: Oral probiotics will not help prevent BV because there is no way for them to travel from you intestinal tract to your genital tract. I suggest that you let your own vaginal micro-organisms establish their natural equilibrium, i.e no douching. For more information go here: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/bacterial-vaginosis.html ...Read more

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What kind or brand of probiotic can I take to help me prevent uti? I heard of florastor but i'm not sure if they all have the same thing.Thanks

What kind or brand of probiotic can I take to help me prevent uti? I heard of florastor but i'm not sure if they all have the same thing.Thanks

Pro- & anti-biotics: Women w/recurrent uti's have been found to have altered flora w/ reduced lactobacillus sp and prolonged colonizn with uropathogens like e.Coli. Oral or intravaginal l. Rhamnosus gr-1; l. Reuteri (fermentum) rc-14, & l. Crispatus prevent adherance of pathogenic bacteria and reduce the incidence (not 100%) of recurrent uti's. If you plan to use probiotics, read the labels and look for these. ...Read more

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Will taking probiotics while on antibiotics help prevent yeast?

Will taking probiotics while on antibiotics help prevent yeast?

It may...: Probiotics help keep the normal bacteria in balance whil ethe antibioticcs kill both good and bad bacteria. The good bacteria mayplay a role in preventing yeat (not a bacteria0 by competing against it in your body. Hygiene, weight loss and avoidance of diabetes is especially in preventing yeast infection. Also keeping skin dry not most under breast and under other fat/skin folds. ...Read more

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Is there a good diet to follow while taking prevpac(h.Yplori) to prevent side effects? Like activia yogurt and probiotics?

Is there a good diet to follow while taking prevpac(h.Yplori) to prevent side effects? Like activia yogurt and probiotics?

Yes: Always take probiotics with and especially after antibiotics. Saccharomyces boulardi is the yeast against yeast, and beneficial. Lots of probiotics are good. Consider kombucha and kefir. ...Read more