Probiotic

What is Probiotic?

Probiotics are beneficial micro-organisms.They are used mainly to improve digestion immunity and some allergies.

Questions and answers on "Probiotic"

which is better to help restore good bacteria, a probiotic or yogurt? Is it bad to consume both simultaneously? Should I just take one or the other?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
PROBIOTICS are better than yogurt.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Nice to meet you here,
PROBIOTICS are better than yogurt in restoring normal bacterial flora of intestine. There is no harm in consuming them simultaneously.
You can consume both at the time [Probiotic yogurts are available...

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Hi there.

i have been taking antibiotics for the past 3 days and feel that my stomach rithem has changed a bit. I was thinking of taking some probiotic. I have Zir-fos (not sure what the international name is). I take my antibiotics at 10 am and 10 pm. What would be the best time to take the probiotic?

Thanks,
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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Take probiotics after meal.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HCM. I have read your query and understand your concern.

Probiotics help you by providing normal flora to the body that aids in digestion.

You can take the probiotics after meal three times daily like breakfast, lunch and...

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I am a 70 yo female. I awoke with a rash that has red borders in a mosaic pattern on my left shoulder and arm. There is no flaking or itching or anything I can feel and I would not know it was there if I did not see it. I feel well. The only new thing is I started a Walgreen's brand probiotic for people over 5 about 5 or 6 days aga.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Acute urticaria

Detailed Answer:
Hello
You might have developed acute urticaria.
It is an allergic condition and usually present with itching but can even present without itch.
Probiotic can be a cause for urticaria.
Can you please upload a photograph.
This will help me in giving a...

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can patient with lactose intolerence take tabket Vibact?

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Brief Answer:
Yes can be taken.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Friend.
Hi , I am Dr Anshul Varshney , I have read your query in detail , I understand your concern.
Vibact is a Probiotic. A patient with lactose intolerance can take Probiotics , in fact it helps in lactose intolerance
These Probiotics...

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I started taking probiotic and have diarrhea three days in a row it's about 50 billion cell of bacteria I start taking probiotic 4 days ago is this normal?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Answer given below

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.
No this is not normal.
Probiotics do not cause diarrhea. In fact probiotics are used to treat some forms of diarrhea like antibiotic induced diarrhea.
If your diarrhea...

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hi I want to buy probiotic, please advise me the best available

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please consider these preparation of probiotics

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I appreciate your concern
probiotics are available under different trade names in the market so I would advise you to see its contents.
It contains Lactobacillus Acidophilus and bifidobacterium 1 billion CFU (...

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Normal stools with green color?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please start probiotic intake.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Green stool can appear if there is no good bacteria in the digestive tract. This bacteria in normal conditions digest yellow bile to brown stercobilinogen. When there is only few of this bacteria, we get...

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what probiotics are best for providing bifidobacteria?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Milk products like yogurt and kefir you can take.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for asking HCM.

I have gone through your query. You can take milk products like yogurt and kefir. They are rich source of bifidobacterium.
You can also get them in capsules in brands like probiotic...

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since 1 month my shit is like mud, no shape at all and no pieces just brown mud

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Increase fibre and curd intake in your diet

Detailed Answer:
Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist (DM).

I hope there are no alarming features like loss of weight or appetite, blood in stool. I will like to advise you to take fiber rich diet may...

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I keep feeling nauseous and have very loose stool or dirreare.for a week or so then it goes away and returns again

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Lactobacillus probiotic satchets

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

You seem to have bacterial imbalance in the gut.
You should take probiotics like Yogurt and may be Lactobacillus spp supplements available at drug store. This will help.
A stool microscopy will help understand situation better....

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Recent questions on  Probiotic

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I had my lower lip swell up, left side about a month ago. I took a Benedryl with no immediate effect and the swelling subsided in about 36 hours. Two weeks later my lower lip swole up again this time on my right side, I took a sinus/ allergy OTC, and once again no immediate effect and the swelling subsided in about 36 hours. Have had a rash which began with a small rough spot on my ankle, loosely following as the rash grew in size, a naturopathic protocol consistent with a yeast over- growth using probiotics and anti-candida supplements. Last week consulted with a naturopathic doctor and she suggested that my rash looks like eczema, not candida, but that the swelling and the rash even as their triggers may be different in specific that both are in response to my body being overloaded with toxins. Tomorrow I begin a detox cleanse and have an appointment with a dermatologist for the skin issue. I have mostly been on an anti-inflammatory diet for a week and have not used any Candida kill supplements for 2 weeks. My most acute issue, is a third swelling which began today almost immediately after drinking a mostly veg smoothie, beginning on my upper lip this time and spreading to my right cheek. I m already moving toward some necessary lifestyle changes. I have taken a couple of benedryls today. Any suggestions you could give me would be helpful. Thank you, signed Puffyface.

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hi, my daughter is having amoebiasis last sunday and was admitted to the hospital she was discharged today and still continue taking antibiotics. Is it okay for her to eat yogurt cause they say it is the best probiotic. It will not affect her stomach while eating it?

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I have been suffering from indigestion, bloating after eating and a mild IBS and have been using prebiotics and probiotics for the last over a year. It did not prove effective and my condition continues. It will be much appreciated if you would be good enough to prescribe some supplements which could be available in U.K. I live in London.

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my brother is having frequently loose motion since one year,$gas all the time .he is consulting physician all these time for sudden relief .doctor prescribed vibact ,probiotic$he saw another doctor .he gave norflox .still we are not able to get the exact remedy .

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My daughter is 3 years 8 months old. She doesn't pass motion regularly for last 7 months . We have been visiting doctors but situation is not improving. After 4-5 days also we need to give repository for forcing the motion. She eats a lot of...

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