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Probiotics for urinary tract infection

Young children can have urine flow backwards from the bladder to the kidney, causing recurring urinary tract infection. In this study, children with recurring urinary tract infection took daily doses of a standard antibiotic treatment with or without the probiotics Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis

After three years, while infection declined in both groups, kids taking probiotics had 22 percent fewer recurring infections compared to antibiotics alone. In the last year of treatment, no children taking probiotics had a urinary tract infection with fever. Doctors concluded probiotics safely and more effectively reduced infection compared to antibiotics alone.  

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