What is a Probiotic CFU?

We previously alluded to what a probioticĀ is in our post here More here: Probiotics are microorganisms with potential health benefits. They may be used to prevent and treat antibiotic-associated diarrhea and acute infectious diarrhea. They may also be effective in relieving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, and in treating atopic dermatitis in children. Species commonly … Continue reading What is a Probiotic CFU?

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Antibiotics, Diarrhea and Probiotics

Researchers at the Universities of Chapel Hill and Chicago, respectively, recommend pairing probiotics with antibiotics in an opinion piece hereĀ  When you prescribe an antibiotic for a 45-year-old patient with Helicobacter pylori, he worries that the medication will cause diarrhea. Should you recommend that he take probiotics? More than a third of patients taking antibiotics … Continue reading Antibiotics, Diarrhea and Probiotics