A 18-year-old female asked:
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i have a yeast infection is it safe to insert garlic clove into the vagina?

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Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: This is not recommended. There are many over the counter yeast infection meds that will help and have been studied for safety by the fda. Rx meds are also available, even as a 1 time dose. Good luck.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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