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do garlic pills make you smell

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably no smell: Unfortunately there is little evidence that garlic pills or garlic in any form will ward off mosquitoes. The gold standard is DEET - all others are ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Have you: Been eating garlic-flavored or spicy foods? You sweat will often smell like the food/drink/medication you have ingested.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
20 years experience Gastroenterology
Nothing concerning: May have been something you ate or the byproduct of digestive processes that resembles the smell of garlic.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Vaginal odor: Unusual vaginal odor can signal an infection. Best to see a health care provider for examination.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Subjective: The question is whether you want to give up an enjoyable element of dining to relieve bad breath when a toothbrush or mouthwash would be effective. A ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ernest Fischer
11 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Vaginosis: Could be due to vaginosis but the only way to be sure and rule out other causes is to be seen and samples taken.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Yes they can: Yes, some garlic supplements can make you smell. The allicins and other aromatic compounds are exuded through your breath and skin. There are some " ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Get a check up: You may have "bacterial vaginosis". Get a check up by your physician and get treatment .
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A male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No idea: I have never heard about any explanation. Your GI doc may know but most likely there is no explanation. Check it out and let me know. I am interested.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Garlic, particularly, is excreted through the skin when it is digested if eaten in large quantities.

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