Nov 7, 2023

Probiotic treatment with E faecalis improves symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis

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Germany: A recent study published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology has shown the effectiveness of the probiotic treatment with Enterococcus faecalis in reducing the symptoms of allergic rhinitis after four weeks.

The results are in line with similar studies showing the beneficial effects of E. faecalis. Furthermore, the data showed that allergic symptoms were alleviated during the COVID-19 pandemic situation. This is in line with previous studies and might be explained by a reduced confrontation with pollen due to masks, psychological factors, or lockdown situations.

Although allergic rhinitis treatment has been proven to be effective, it is expensive, does not completely resolve symptoms, and is related to side effects. Previous studies have indicated that probiotics may be a new promising treatment for allergic rhinitis. Michael Schaefer, Medical School Berlin, Berlin, Germany, and colleagues aimed to evaluate the effects of a single bacterial strain, Enterococcus faecalis on symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Beneficial effects of E. faecalis have been reported before but not in seasonal allergic rhinitis.

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