Probiotics May Help Hay fever Sufferers

By Allergy News
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May 12th, 2015
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WebMDPeter Russel has recently reported that probiotics or “good bacteria” may help ease the suffering of people with hay fever or even seasonal allergies. The researches, however, are quick to add that as of now, more studies must be conducted for this claim to be conclusive.

This article was published on WebMD:

May 7, 2015 — The so-called “friendly bacteria” known as probiotics may help take some of the misery out of hay fever, or seasonal allergies, according to a new review of studies. But the doctors who did the review say more research is needed before they’d be able to recommend probiotics as a treatment option.

Some scientists think the rise in allergies may be caused by a lack of bacteria in the gut due to cleaner living conditions. Living in a super-clean environment that doesn’t put you in contact often enough with microscopic living things called microbes might make your immune systems go haywire when it has to deal with harmless allergens, their theory goes.

Probiotics are live microbes that can increase the amount of good bacteria in the intestines.

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