In the latest Keeping Kids Healthy column by UTMB Drs. Sally Robinson and Keith Bly: When probiotics and prebiotics are combined, they are called synbiotics. Yogurt is an example of a synbiotics, which contains the live bacteria and the fuel they need to survive. Some research has shown that the probiotics mentioned above may prevent or treat disorders such as infectious diarrhea and atopic dermatitis (eczema) in children.