Allergic to VSL?

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   Posted 5/18/2008 1:26 AM (GMT -6)   
ive been taking vsl #3 powder but whenever i take it my mouth and throat get very itchy and chest slightly gets tight

is it possible im allergic to it?

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   Posted 5/18/2008 4:25 AM (GMT -6)   
You might want to try cleaning your teeth, rinsing your mouth and gargling to help reduce the amount of active bacteria in your throat after taking the VSL#3.

I'd also suggest washing it down with plenty of water.
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   Posted 5/18/2008 6:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Amrit...I gave your post a title so hopefully you will get more responses!
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   Posted 5/18/2008 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I noticed when I first started taking VSL my throat would get itchy, now it doesn't happen anymore.
Diagnosed 2/29/08 with Mild Universal UC
I've had UC since 2000 but was in remission for most of those 8 years med free
Lialda Colazal & Asacol made symptoms worse, MUCH worse
Not taking any more meds for now. Trying a holistic approach.

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