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Allergic Reaction To Florastor(probiotics)

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Old 09-04-2008, 05:35 PM   #1
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I was just wandering if there is anyone out there that has had an allergic reaction to Florastor(probiotics). I was advised by my GI doctor to try probiotics for acid reflux/irritable bowel syndrome. I just chose one(Florstor), after I looked at them on an online pharmacy.

After about 1 1/2 weeks of taking them, I broke out in a terrible rash. It started on my chest & spread to most of my body. I had terrible itching with it & was put on oral steriods. It has been over a month since the outbreak of the rash & I still have itching & occasionally get hives on & off. I haven't felt right since I took them!

I am just looking for anyone that has had some type of reaction to this medication. It was a horrible experience & I know I will never take Florastor again!!!!:

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Old 09-05-2008, 12:40 PM   #2
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Re: Allergic Reaction To Florastor(probiotics)


Sorry for your BAD allergic reaction to the probiotic that you choose online. But, I have used probiotics for many years and have never had a reaction using probiotics. I also have never heard of Florastor until you mention it on your post so it must not be widely used or advertised.

A probiotic supplement that is gaining popularity for use with IBS the diarrhea type is VSL3.
I also have never heard of using probiotics for Acid Refux.

There is a sticky thread at the top of the page on the IBS board that says-- was "95% Improvement Using VSL3" a probiotic. The thread was started by cathy1.
It may be worth reading.


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