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Could it be true you can cure a yeast infection with garlic?

Could it be true you can cure a yeast infection with garlic?

Garlic: Use of garlic for vaginal yeast infections has not been clinically evaluated. Garlic does have anti-fungal effects. It is has been used for a very long time for vaginal yeast infections. Some women add garlic to their diet while others may insert a garlic clove wrapped in gauze in the vagina overnight.

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Can you use frozen garlic instead of fresh to cure a yeast infection?

Will not work: Garlic will have no effect on a yeast infection. Depending on the location of your infection there are many over the counter topical treatments available in your drug store. Otherwise you can get prescription treatments from your md.

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Can i cure a yeast infection and vaginal bacterial infection with garlic?

Can i cure a yeast infection and vaginal bacterial infection with garlic?

No: No. Garlic will have no beneficial effects against yeasts or bacteria. See a doctor and get proper treatment.

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Can I use minced garlic for a yeast infection?

Can I use minced garlic for a yeast infection?

Will not work: You can use it but it will not be effective. Depending on the location of your yeast infection there are many effective topical treatments available over the counter in your drug store. If not you can get a prescription med from your md.

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Is it okay to use garlic powder on a yeast infection?

See below: It's likely to be ineffective, but it won't hurt you.

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I might have a yeast infection. I read a lot about the magic of garlic. I tried it first time last night.. Should i continue it?

Don't recommend: Using anything until you know what you have. If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole).

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Can I use a garlic clove to help with yeast infection?

Garlic: Use of garlic for vaginal yeast infections has not been clinically evaluated. Garlic does have anti-fungal effects. It is has been used for a very long time for vaginal yeast infections. Some women add garlic to their diet while others may insert a garlic clove wrapped in gauze in the vagina overnight.

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Should I use shredded garlic instead of a clove for a yeast infection?

No evidence : There is no scientific study that supports the use of garlic to kill yeast, but it should be harmless, in whatever form.

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Can you tell me if i put garlic powder on a tampon and put it in, will that help with a yeast infection?

Interesting question: I am familiar with application of a garlic clove into the vagina for treatment of yeast but not of garlic powder. Don't recommend experimenting placing different substances in the vagina. Take care.

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Is it possible to treat a penile yeast infection with garlic?

Is it possible to treat a penile yeast infection with garlic?

Yes: Garlic is fungicidal. To treat penile yeast infections a man can eat fresh garlic twice a day or take garlic supplements. Sometimes a slice of fresh garlic is rubbed onto the effected area directly. (use a small test dose to ensure that it does not irritate the skin). There is are no clinical trials on this use of yeast. Monistat can also be used.

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Please tell me how long it takes for to kill oral yeast infection with garlic?

Please tell me how long it takes for to kill oral yeast infection with garlic?

You may die first: If you actually have thrush you may want to be tested for immune dysfunction. Thrush does not generally occur in normal adults. Now perhaps if you are diabetic and on antibiotics or steroids this may happen, but good idea to be tested anyway. Particularly for HIV disease. Hope all goes well.

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What is the best home remedy for a yeast infection?Is minced garlic ok?I heard garlic is good then I heard its not

Not garlic.: I don't think garlic is recognized as a treatment for a yeast infection. On the other hand there are many good medicines that do wok.

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Will using garlic (vaginaly) to help with a yeast infection on my period be effective like it would if I wasn't on my period?

Yeast &Garlic: Hi, although women use Garlic as a home remedy for yeast infection but there is now scientific evidence that garlic works and I never seen it work in my patients who took it before coming to see me, if you have recurrent yeast infection then ur doctor needs to figure out why, some conditions like being immunosuppressed and having Diabetes puts ppl at risk, also you can go on daily medication

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


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Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more