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?


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