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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau Dr. Juchau
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Hi I am eating 3 cloves of garlic daily, later I started eating 2, will it helps in burning fat. Is it good for health? Thanks in advance.

Hi I am eating 3 cloves of garlic daily, later I started eating 2, will it helps in burning fat. Is it good for health?

Thanks in advance.

Garlic: Garlic may have a minimal effect on cholesterol other than that and a pleasant taste in food all it is doing is giving you very bad breath. ...Read more

Dr. Caroline Cribari Dr. Cribari
Psychiatry
19 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Dr. Justin Diedrich Dr. Diedrich
Gynecology
10 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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How to get a clove of garlic out of my vagina?

How to get a clove of garlic out of my vagina?

Carefully: Take your time. Use lubrication. If you can't get it out make an appointment with your doc. Don't worry, gynecologists take lots of things out. ...Read more

Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj Dr. Jayaraj
Internal Medicine
50 years in practice
Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Madras, Christian Medical College
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Is it safe to eat three crushed cloves of garlic per day, or will I get anemia?

Is it safe to eat three crushed cloves of garlic per day, or will I get anemia?

Absolutely safe!: Garlic is a super food.Raw garlic is far superior to cooked one.An Egyptian medical listing of 1550 BC recommends garlic as remedy for 22 ailments including headaches ,bites,tumors & heart problems. Garlic is a good germ killer!During World War 1 army docs daubed garlic juice on wounds. 1 whole garlic can be used daily but for the odour! I can go on & on.There are books on garlic. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Taylor Dr. Taylor
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
35 years in practice
University of the City of Manila College of Medicine
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Can I take a few cloves of garlic daily with Rivaroxaban.Hoping it won't thin my blood too much as I understand it's a bloodthinner as well.Thanks?

Can I take a few cloves of garlic daily with Rivaroxaban.Hoping it won't thin my blood too much as I understand it's a bloodthinner as well.Thanks?

Garlic has not: been shown to cause anti-coagulation. There are no conclusive scientific studies regarding this . So you can enjoys moderate amounts of the spice. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Been eating olives stuffed with pickled garlic cloves, 3-4 at a time. Just read when pregnant should only have 1 clove of garlic/day. Harmful to baby?

Been eating olives stuffed with pickled garlic cloves, 3-4 at a time. Just read when pregnant should only have 1 clove of garlic/day. Harmful to baby?

No evidence of harm: I researched this on many different sites and could not find any evidence at all that garlic is harmful to developing babies. Many sites said it's fine to eat garlic in moderation but excess garlic should be avoided, but the only reason presented was that too much garlic close to delivery might thin your blood and reduce blood clotting, so cut back close to delivery. See http://tinyurl.com/ht5ebcl ...Read more

Dr. David Earle Dr. Earle
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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Chewed a clove raw garlic and it left burns on the side of my tongue/inside of my cheek (day 3, better but not gone). What can I do?

Chewed a clove raw garlic and it left burns on the side of my tongue/inside of my cheek (day 3, better but not gone). What can I do?

Wait: Just wait it out, and it will heal. Give it a week or two. Keep your mouth rinsed out with water as much as possible - especially after eating. If worse, see your primary care for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Usually i get diarrhea after drinking milk. But if i eat one clove of garlic along with milk, i never have the problem (diarrhea). Lactose intolerance?

Usually i get diarrhea after drinking milk. But if i eat one clove of garlic along with milk, i never have the problem (diarrhea). Lactose intolerance?

Odd...: Happens if drink milk as part of a meal? Food affects stomach emptying, which affects digestion of lactose load. Possible eating garlic affects stomach emptying too. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can we take 1 clove of garlic everyday if taking acitrom ( coumadin) .Having hepc n liver cirohsis, mvr done 2006?

Can we take 1 clove of garlic everyday if taking acitrom ( coumadin) .Having hepc n liver cirohsis, mvr done 2006?

This could be a : Problem. Clove contains eugenol which can slow blood clotting. Clove should be stopped at least 2 weeks before surgeries to reduce bleeding risk. It may be contraindicated with some bleeding disorders. There is potential for bleeding / bruising if mixed with an anticoagulant or anti-platelet medication. Please don't begin this garlic regimen without first discussing with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph De santi Dr. De santi
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Soup including broccoli, carrot, potato, 3 cloves of garlic, chicken breast and marrow enough if taken just twice a week?banana, apple&orange everyday

Soup including broccoli, carrot, potato, 3 cloves of garlic, chicken breast and marrow enough if taken just twice a week?banana, apple&orange everyday

Soup Sensation: Soup can be an excellent meal as you can add very nutritious constituents to the mix. Consuming adequate proportions of carbohydrates, proteins and fats is essential to good health. Depending upon the quantity consumed at each sitting, soup could be a "complete" meal, however care must be taken to avoid soup if it cannot be stored properly based on the components in it. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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If i had an onion and one or two cloves of raw garlic at dinner. Will this help in controlling diabetes?

If i had an onion and one or two cloves of raw garlic at dinner. Will this help in controlling diabetes?

Don't know: I am aware of positive impact on blood lipids with garlic - but have not seen studies regarding impact on blood sugars. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
38 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Dr. Jon Fishburn Dr. Fishburn
Ophthalmology
26 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Urgent - 16 year old male, 5'10 and weigh 64 kilos. Ate four cloves of raw garlic and in fear of blood pressure plummeting. Please help!

Urgent - 16 year old male, 5'10 and weigh 64 kilos. Ate four cloves of raw garlic and in fear of blood pressure plummeting. Please help!

Hypotension?: I would not worry about your blood pressure decreasing significantly with consuming garlic. Garlic is a healthful herb that has been shown to contain compounds that lower cholesterol, triglycerides and high blood pressure. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Sterling Dr. Sterling
Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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I ate a clove of raw chopped garlic a few hours ago and my stomach has been burning terribly since. Is this dangerous?

I ate a clove of raw chopped garlic a few hours ago and my stomach has been burning terribly since. Is this dangerous?

The Breath That Kill: It will only be dangerous if you breathe in someone else's face. Take some antacid and chill for a while. You may have some garlic burps but don't worry. Then think twice about chomping down on those highly concentrated herbs,etc. If for "health" reasons, knock yourself out (so to speak) but start small and build-up to a reasonable amount. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Pinkham Dr. Pinkham
Holistic Medicine
49 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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I started eating minced fresh garlic cloves in my dinner 2 days ago. When i wake up i don't have an appetite. Is it because i cook it in my dinner?

I started eating minced fresh garlic cloves in my dinner 2 days ago. When i wake up i don't have an appetite. Is it because i cook it in my dinner?

Listen to your body: It is healthy to wake up with a good appetite. Maybe the garlic is upsetting your GI tract. Stop for a few days and see if appetite returns. Maybe a lesser amount would not have this effect or cooked garlic would be tolerated. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Can i get botulism from eating raw garlic clove?

Can i get botulism from eating raw garlic clove?

Seems it's the oil: The problem - rare but deadly serious - seems to be in oil infusions - not with the simple raw clove. It is credited with reducing risk of lung cancer. No reports of botulism are readily available - don't worry. ...Read more

Dr. Bisher Abdullah Dr. Abdullah
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
28 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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How many garlic cloves are bad for my stomach?

How many garlic cloves are bad for my stomach?

Garlic: No. It is good for you. Unless you have gastritis or ulcer then it could stimulate the stomach acid. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I been sleepless for the past two nights but tired also just could'nt sleep. I ate fresh minced garlic cloves in my dinner twice. Is that why i can't s?

I been sleepless for the past two nights but tired also just could'nt sleep. I ate fresh minced garlic cloves in my dinner twice. Is that why i can't s?

Indigestion?: This depends on how your body tolerates fresh garlic -- for some people, this might cause indigestion. It could interrupt sleep if you also have gastro-esophageal reflux problems. If this is an issue for you, doctors would normally suggest raising the head of your bed slightly. However, the reasons for you insomnia are not so clear. Please see your doctor if your insomnia persists. ...Read more