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is garlic washing a natural and effective option for group b strep treatment in labor for home birth?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Doubtful: Group b strep infection in newborn, typically acquired from colonized birth canal, can be serious. Pregnant mother should receive penicillin. Don't fool around. Garlic used to be hung around the neck to ward off bad germs & spirit in the medieval era.
Answered on Jan 6, 2013

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