14 doctors weighed in:
Are all bacteria bad?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
11 doctors agree
In brief: No
Not all bacteria are bad; many are important some of the body's most basic processes, including digestion.
Bacteria is also a necessary in the formation of certain foods such as cheese. Lastly, we need the normal flora bacteria to compete against the "bad" bacteria in our body, preventing the bad bacteria from overtaking our body.

In brief: No
Not all bacteria are bad; many are important some of the body's most basic processes, including digestion.
Bacteria is also a necessary in the formation of certain foods such as cheese. Lastly, we need the normal flora bacteria to compete against the "bad" bacteria in our body, preventing the bad bacteria from overtaking our body.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Take probiotics to improve the good bacteria on your system to compete with the bad
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Our bodies are full of bacteria and most are note bad at all.
Fecal mater has hundreds of thousands of bacteria, all of which serve a purpose. However, even a "good bacteria" in the wrong site can cause problems.

In brief: No
Our bodies are full of bacteria and most are note bad at all.
Fecal mater has hundreds of thousands of bacteria, all of which serve a purpose. However, even a "good bacteria" in the wrong site can cause problems.
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Dr. Mitchell Blass
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Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology
In brief: No.
Many bacteria are helpful, including ones that live in our intestines and help the digestive process and keep out more dangerous bacteria.
Also, bacteria are largely responsible for decomposing waste in the environment, ultimately returning complex things into elementals that can be used (such as soil nutrients). Bacteria are everywhere, but only a few species are really harmful.

In brief: No.
Many bacteria are helpful, including ones that live in our intestines and help the digestive process and keep out more dangerous bacteria.
Also, bacteria are largely responsible for decomposing waste in the environment, ultimately returning complex things into elementals that can be used (such as soil nutrients). Bacteria are everywhere, but only a few species are really harmful.
Dr. Matthew Gold
Dr. Matthew Gold
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