The most common types of probiotics are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. However, some yeasts also work as probiotics, particularly Saccharomyces boulardii.
Research has shown that probiotics do prevent gastroenteritis and similar conditions and symptoms. S. boulardii in fact has been proven to be effective against antibiotic-related diarrhea, as well as Clostridium difficile bacteria.
C. difficile―commonly known as “C diff”―is a bacteria that causes an infection that manifests in fever, nausea, abdominal pain, and of course, watery diarrhea. It accounts for 20 percent of antibiotic-associated diarrhea cases.
Diarrhea is a common, albeit uncomfortable symptom of digestive or abdominal conditions. The good news is that it is only short-lived and can be relieved without using medication. Take note, however, that the cause of diarrhea should be ascertained, as some types of diarrhea may be caused by bacterial infections, thus necessitating antibiotics. Consult your doctor for medication.
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