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Do probiotics specifically containing bifidobacteria, lactobacillus, and saccharomyces species help cure diarrhea caused by a virus?
MedHead Confidence Score: 9
Amount Saved: $150 doctor visit
Multiple studies have shown this, and the data is becoming more and more apparent. Diarrhea caused by viruses is very common. Probiotics specifically containing bifidobacteria species and lactobacillus species (usually many different subtypes of the bifidobacteria and lactobacillus) help shorten diarrhea symptoms by up to 3 days. Take at least 5 billion units in children and 10-50 billion units in adults for 5-7 days. Viral diarrhea may cause hospitalizations in severe cases. Jump on the probiotics early, and your cost savings could be multiplied by the thousands!