Probiotics and prebiotics in dermatology

Katherine L.Baquerizo Nole, Elizabeth Yim, Jonette E. Keri

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Abstract

The rapid increase in the medical use of probiotics and prebiotics in recent years has confirmed their excellent safety profile. As immune modulators, they have been used in inflammatory skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis. We review the literature regarding the use of probiotics and prebiotics in dermatology. Probiotics and prebiotics appear to be effective in reducing the incidence of atopic dermatitis in infants, but their role in atopic dermatitis treatment is controversial. Their role in acne, wound healing, and photoprotection is promising, but larger trials are needed before a final recommendation can be made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)814-821
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume71
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Acne
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Dermatology
  • Prebiotics
  • Probiotics
  • Wound healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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