Considering Role of Probiotic on Respiratory Disease: Is Probiotic Possible to Treat COVID-19?


  • Eighty Mardiyan Kurniawati
  • Nur Anisah Rahmawati
  • Anna SurgeanVeterini



Respiratory disease, Role, Probiotic, COVID-19


Background: COVID-19 is a new variant of the corona virus known as a pandemic disease. The number
of cases has increased every day around the world. Unfortunately, treatment in management has not been
Purpose: This study aims to examine the role of probiotics in respiratory disease and the possibility of
managing COVID-19 through an analysis of its function.
Method: This study is a review. Quality journals until 2020 were searched in the Pubmed database for
the keywords ‘respiratory’ or ‘asthma’ or ‘pneumonia’ or ‘lung’ or ‘influenza’ and ‘COVID-19’. Compiled
data includesthe author, type of study, type of probiotic, duration of intervention, target population, results,
conclusion and side effects that occurred
Results: We analyzed 9 experimental studies. Some studies related to respiratory disorders used the
Lactobacillus Sp as probiotic. One research used Fructooligosacharide as additional ingredient. The research
use different doses and timing of interventions 14 days - 6 months. The diseases covered in this report
are asthma, pneumonia, and influenza. Probiotics can reduce symptomps, duration in hospitality risk, and
quality of life.
Conclusion: The ability of probiotics in the management of respiratory diseases provides hope for the
management of COVID-19, of course, it is balanced with further research that is able to analyze clear
dosages, types and roles.

Author Biographies

Eighty Mardiyan Kurniawati

Lecturer, Urogynecology Reconstruction Divison, Department of Obstetrics and Ginecology Dr. Soetomo HospitalFaculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

Nur Anisah Rahmawati

Researcher, School of Midwifery, Faculty of
Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

Anna SurgeanVeterini

Lecturer, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive
Therapy, Dr. Soetomo Hospital-Faculty of Medicine,UniversitasAirlangga, Surabaya Indonesia
Jl. Mayjen. Prof. Dr. Moestopo 47, Surabaya - 60132 Indonesia



How to Cite

Eighty Mardiyan Kurniawati, Nur Anisah Rahmawati, & Anna SurgeanVeterini. (2021). Considering Role of Probiotic on Respiratory Disease: Is Probiotic Possible to Treat COVID-19?. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 4003-4008.