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Probiotic Benefits for Children
- There is evidence to suggest probiotics are safe and effective in treating persistent diarrhea in children.
- Saccharomyces boulardii has therapeutic properties in the treatment of acute diarrhea in children.
- Lactic acid bacteria as probiotics reduce the risk for infantile eczema.
- Probiotic and prebiotic supplementation improves the symptoms of children with atopic dermatitis.
- Probiotics and prebiotics significantly prevent eczema and atopic eczema in infants.
- Supplementation of mothers and their babies with the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri reduces IgE-associated eczema and may reduce respiratory allergic disease later in life.
- A probiotic mixture has positive effects on symptoms of constipation in children.
- Bifidobacterium infantis and Lactobacillus acidophilus reduces the incidence and severity of necrotizing enterocolitis in very low birth weight infants.
- Lactobacillus reuteri and Bifidobacterium lactis supplementation of children fed formula reduces adverse events, e.g. antibiotic use, diarrhea, etc.
- Long term use of probiotics and synbiotics reduce the incidence and severity of respiratory diseases during the cold season.
- Probiotic bacteria reduce the duration and severity of common cold episodes.
- Probiotic therapy has therapeutic value in treating Klebsiella infection in children.
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus reuteri reduce the duration of diarrhea in children with mild gastroenteritis.
- "Prophylactic probiotics for preterm infants reduces mortality."
- Saccharomyces boulardii is an effective adjuvant in treating acute childhood diarrhea.
- Lactobacillus reuteri significantly shortens the duration of watery diarrhea associated with rotavirus gastroenteritis in children between 6 and 36 months.
- Probiotics demonstrate immunomodulatory effects in atopic pediatric patients by increasing the TH1 immune response which counterbalances the dominant TH2 immune response.
- Saccharomyces boulardii inhibits Escherichia coli infection in children.
- Probiotic strains from breast milk are superior to antibiotics in the treatment of infectious mastitis.
- Human breast milk contains Lactobacillius strains which are effective in the treatment of mastitis during lactation.
- Probiotics prophylaxis was as effective as antibiotic prophylaxis in children with persistent primary vesicoureteral reflux.
- Lactobacillus reuteri accelerates gastric emptying and improves regurgitation in infants.
- The consumption of fermented milk with Lactobacillus casei in lactating mothers has a positive effect on the mother and offspring's immunological status.
- Acne may respond favorably to probiotics due to their involvement in normalizing the gut-brain-skin axis.
- Probiotics prevent IgE-associated allergy until age 5 years in cesarean-delivered children.
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Bifidobacterium lactis are safe and effective in reducing early otitis media and antibiotic use and the risk of respiratory infections during the first year of life.
- Postnatal probiotic and prebiotic treatment is safe and increases resistance to respiratory infections during the first 2 years of life.
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