Please note that each trial for acute diarrhea probiotics is not described in detail. In some trials, drugs, prebiotics and/or additional nutrients were provided that may help the beneficial bacteria be more effective. Also the setting, procedure, and dose for each trial are rarely similar. For more details, search for the reference in Google to find the original publication. The simplest way is to copy and paste the title.
There are good acute diarrhea probiotics. The trials for these products look at both prevention and treatment. In acute diarrhea prevention trials, individuals living in areas with acute diarrhea are given probiotics over a long period of time and the incidence of acute diarrhea is measured. In treatment programs, individuals are given probiotics daily—from the moment symptoms are noted and continued until they’re gone. Comparisons are usually made with groups being given a standard minimal treatment, like oral rehydration salts.
|Probiotic Supplements||Improvements Seen in Trial||References|
|L. rhamnosus 19070-2|
L. reuteri DSM 12246
|Reduced duration||2, 3|
|B. bifidum||Less frequent stools||4|
|L. rhamnosus GG||Reduced duration/no improvement||6-8|
|S. boulardii||Reduced duration||9|
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