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Does taking a daily probiotic with lactobacillus reduce ear infections and the need for antibiotics in my child?


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It seems like if your child isn’t prone to frequent ear infections already, preventative probiotics with lactobacillus species reduces overall need for antibiotic use and ear infections. I would recommend taking during winter months when ear infections are more prevalent.


1. Scott AM, Clark J, Julien B, Islam F, Roos K, Grimwood K, Little P, Del Mar CB. Probiotics for preventing acute otitis media in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD012941. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012941.pub2.


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