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Can probiotics prevent bacterial infections and sepsis?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probiotics

The use of probiotics continues to increase along with the publication of studies to look at the issue of whether they help or not.
Right now it appears to be a neutral issue: that is, the use of probiotics has not be shown to be harmful, may be helpful, and the worse thing is that it increases costs. Note that using active culture yogurts may be just as beneficial.

In brief: Probiotics

The use of probiotics continues to increase along with the publication of studies to look at the issue of whether they help or not.
Right now it appears to be a neutral issue: that is, the use of probiotics has not be shown to be harmful, may be helpful, and the worse thing is that it increases costs. Note that using active culture yogurts may be just as beneficial.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
A reason that probiotics fail to work is that usually most of the bacteria of most products are killed in the stomach. Obtain probiotics that are "Acid resistant" or formulated to be alive when it reaches the colon so it (probiotic) can replenish beneficial flora to a healthy level. Probiotics used properl can be very beneficial.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Unclear

There may be benefit by improving the health of your gut which is the largest immune organ.
Indirectly this may help with infections, but there isn't enough data to be sure.

In brief: Unclear

There may be benefit by improving the health of your gut which is the largest immune organ.
Indirectly this may help with infections, but there isn't enough data to be sure.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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