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Do Garlic Pills Make You Smell
I want to take garlic pills to fight of mosquitos. Will it give me a noticeable smell, however? One that people around me will be able to smell?
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 much less effective or not effective at all. You might check Consumer Reports for a recent article on the effectiveness of anti-mosquito agents. ...Read more
Nothing concerning: May have been something you ate or the byproduct of digestive processes that resembles the smell of garlic. ...Read more
Vaginal odor: Unusual vaginal odor can signal an infection. Best to see a health care provider for examination. ...Read more
Garlic: Garlic sensitivity is not uncommon. Garlic allergy can affect the stomach and intestines, causing inflammation. This inflammation can cause stomach upset, heartburn, diarrhea, stomach bloating and gas. Because these symptoms can be mild, most people don't recognize them as symptoms of a garlic allergy. The symptoms are treatable with over-the-counter medications. ...Read more
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. As for general odor, people who eat lots and lots of garlic will develop a body odor which is distinct, as anyone who has lived in korea will tell you, but whether this is distasteful is a subjective opinion. ...Read more
Get a check up: You may have "bacterial vaginosis". Get a check up by your physician and get treatment. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: Garlic, particularly, is excreted through the skin when it is digested if eaten in large quantities. ...Read more
I want to start eating fresh garlic as it is good for me, but how can I get rid of its strong smell?
Garlic: Fresh garlic is associated with the garlic smell and you have to deal with it. The more you eat the greater the smell. If you want some benefits of garlic without much garlic smell, try dried and aged garlic which retains many health benefits without the odor. ...Read more
I'm a teenage girl and I have recently noticed an onion/garlic sort of smell coming from "down below" and it is very embarrassing. Help?
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. ...Read more
Hands smell like garlic? (have not eaten garlic though.) is this associated with any medical conditions?
Garlic Smell: Dmso (dimethylsulfoxide) is a widely used commercial solvent that can produce a garlic smell from the body and breath of people exposed to it. ...Read more
So for the past three days I have had a white vaginal discharge that has a strong garlic smell (I can smell it through my pants). What could this be?
Vaginal infection: It may be a bacterial vaginal infection that can be treated when confirmed by your GYN MD. ...Read more
Discharge on and off garlic smell sometimesvery heavy whiteyellow creamy other times sticky with small clumps no pain burning no discomfort 5mths now?
Wild guess: Could you be left handed, and holding garlic with right hand? Maybe while mincing it with a knife in your left hand? Or maybe you're right handed and touched the garlic with your right hand. . . . Or were cooking or eating something that had garlic on it? I'm sorry I can't be more specific -- you know far better than we on healthtap, what your hands have been doing. ...Read more
If I garlic, onion, cabbage & vinegar based food, my pee will smell just like those things I mentioned for a day or so. Can you tell me why? Worried!
That is normal...: What you smelled is entirely normal and expected because not all the ingredients of what you consumed will be metabolized to become odorless, but freely filtered through the kidneys leading to the smell you reported. That will not hurt you; do not worry about it. To testify such, you may stop consuming these kinds of foods for 1 week and see if the offensive odor may fade. Best wish... ...Read more
See a doctor: See a doctor and let them check you. ...Read more
Vagina excretions smell like garlic. Is this healthy? Finished metro for BV 3 weeks ago. Smells better than used to. Just curious.
Should not smell: Like garlic, u need a good vag culture that can check for multiple organisms not just the ones that cause bv. ...Read more
Vagina has a garlic smell already got tested no infection haven't been eating anything with garlic either?
Have a sour milk or cheese smell from vagina. I inserted Garlic a week ago and it seemed to help reduce the smell but it's still there.?
BV: This is probably bacterial vaginosis. Your doctor can evaluate this and prescribe a medication. There are a number of naturpathic remedies avaiable as well, though they have undocumented effectiveness. Garlic is not known to cure bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
I am sufferring an itchiness of my vagina and my discharge smells like garlic. How can I treat myself? I cant get rid of this
Why would my fingers/hands smell like garlic if I haven't eaten or handled any garlic lately? No new medications or supplements.
DMSO, ANXIETY, CUMIN:
1sulpher based medicines like dmso
apocrine glands sedrete an oily sweat, when a person is suffering from anxiety or emotional stress. Sulpher producing bacteria thrive in these fatty compounds&produce a chemical which smells like garlic odor
3large quantity of cumin may produce garlic like body odor. ...Read more
Same partner for 3 years, we both have been checked for std's & are clean. But I have noticed my vagina smells like garlic. Why?
Eating garlic?: Garlic is very pungent, it can be excreted in sweat and in any other bodily secretion. If you have recently tested negative for STD's then you have nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Hi - I have noticed a change in body odour, urine and faeces smell for a few months now - smells like oniony garlic smell - also have loose stools?
Here are some. ..: Have you experienced any change in your energy & ability to conduct daily chores and tasks of living? If not, congratulate; it yes, concern. To solve this mystery, let's begin with self-searching for possible change in eating habits or lifestyle over the past few months. And bring those as possible identifiable factors to Dr. For analysis, physical exam, & tests as needed so to deduce Dx for Rx ...Read more
Why does my right hand smell like burnt garlic sometimes? Recently been ref to endo for pos addisons & being tested for celiac... Related at all?
Metabolic: Ketoacidosis due to diabetes may create a similar odor, as will high alcohol concentrations in the blood. Without the ability to obtain a full history and examine you and your past medical records and ongoing studies, impossible to pinpoint. Ask the doctors evaluating you for their input. Hope things work out well. Some really like the smell of burnt garlic (see oriental recipes). ...Read more
Greetings in peace! My husband is suffering from nausea and vomiting whenever he smells with garlic.? He is post op craniotomy due to craniopharyngiom
Food intolerance: His body is probably intolerant to the smell of garlic and feel nauseaous and the best cure is avoiding exposure to it. People who couldn't tolerrate coffee smell, onion smell, chocolate smell are there. It is not very abnormal. These are individual body mechanisms of adapting to environmental susbtances. ...Read more
Anytime I smell garlic cooking my nose gets congested and I feel like its a little hard to breathe should I test for an allergy to it?
See an Allergist: For evaluation anyhow, you might not be allergic to garlic per se, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
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