Can Probiotics Prevent Stomach Flu?
Yep. I caught it. Incubation period between exposure to stomach virus and symptoms is between 1 to 4 days and sure enough this morning is the fourth morning after our vomiting episode with little E. As I walked into work today, green in the face.. my office manager tells me she never gets the stomach flu because she take acidophilus. So I decided to look into it more...
There is still a lot of research that needs to be done on this but the bottom line is taking probiotics may:
- reduce the severity in viral gastroenteritis (stomach bug) in kids
- prevent antibiotic induced diarrhea in kids
Well, if it works for kids, it probably does the same for adults. To read the full article on medpage you can click here.