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Do Probiotics cause cellulitis?

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: can probotics cause CELLULITIS ..... I have recurrent cellultiss been on antibiotics for year
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Probiotics are harmless

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am Dr.Kakkar (Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.

No, probiotics are natural intestinal commensals and they don't cause cellulitis. Probiotics help restore the depleted intestinal bacteria while on oral antibiotics.
Recurrent cellulitis can be due to causes like uncontrolled diabetes, immunodeficiency, malignancy and chronic diseases.

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Brief Answer: Probiotics are harmless Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I am Dr.Kakkar (Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern. No, probiotics are natural intestinal commensals and they don't cause cellulitis. Probiotics help restore the depleted intestinal bacteria while on oral antibiotics. Recurrent cellulitis can be due to causes like uncontrolled diabetes, immunodeficiency, malignancy and chronic diseases. Regards