PROBIOTICS NO LONGER A CURE TO STOMACH FLU

27 Dec 2018

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has provided evidence that probiotics, commonly used to treat the symptoms of Gastroenteritis or “Stomach Flu”, are ineffective. The study involved 1000 children aged 3 months to 4 years and it produced affirmative results that vomiting and diarrhoea caused by the flu can’t be controlled with these dietary supplements. Probiotics are actually good bacteria helping in proper functioning of our gut. The lack of any medication for the flu forced the doctors to go for probiotics. After effects like dehydration or nausea could be controlled with fluids and medicines respectively.

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