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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?

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

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Why does my sweat smell like garlic?

Why does my sweat smell like garlic?

Have you: Been eating garlic-flavored or spicy foods? You sweat will often smell like the food/drink/medication you have ingested. ...Read more

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What could be causing my stool to smell like garlic?

What could be causing my stool to smell like garlic?

Nothing concerning: May have been something you ate or the byproduct of digestive processes that resembles the smell of garlic. ...Read more

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I have a garlic smell coming from my vagina. What could it be?

I have a garlic smell coming from my vagina. What could it be?

Vaginal odor: Unusual vaginal odor can signal an infection. Best to see a health care provider for examination. ...Read more

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How com I get nausous everytime I eat or smell anything with garlic?

How com I get nausous everytime I eat or smell anything with garlic?

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

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And will it make you smell better if you eat no onions, shallots, garlic, or leeks?

And will it make you smell better if you eat no onions, shallots, garlic, or leeks?

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

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Do garlic supplements make you smell?

Do garlic supplements make you smell?

Yes they can: Yes, some garlic supplements can make you smell. The allicins and other aromatic compounds are exuded through your breath and skin. There are some "odorless" ones, but they are less effective. ...Read more

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My vagina smells like union/garlic. What could it be?

My vagina smells like union/garlic. What could it be?

Get a check up: You may have "bacterial vaginosis". Get a check up by your physician and get treatment. ...Read more

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My stool smells like garlic, even though I rarely eat garlic, why?

My stool smells like garlic, even though I rarely eat garlic, why?

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

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If I eat a lot of garlic and onions will my sweat smell?

If I eat a lot of garlic and onions will my sweat smell?

Yes: Garlic, particularly, is excreted through the skin when it is digested if eaten in large quantities. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like onions and garlic when I didn't eat either one?

Why does my urine smell like onions and garlic when I didn't eat either one?

Vitamins or meds?: Urine is a byproduct of the kidneys filtration of the blood. It is common for urine that is concentrated to have a stronger odor. Increasing water intake helps with this. However, vitamins and certain medications can also give the urine a stronger odor. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Hands smell like garlic? (have not eaten garlic though.) is this associated with any medical conditions?

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

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Just my right hand smells like garlic could you give me an explanation?

Just my right hand smells like garlic could you give me an explanation?

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

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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!

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

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Vagina has a garlic smell already got tested no infection haven't been eating anything with garlic either?

Vagina has a garlic smell already got tested no infection haven't been eating anything with garlic either?

Garlic vaginal odor: If a GYN MD cleared you of an infection after a thorough examination, then make sure that you are not using any feminine deodorant, special soaps or other products on the vulva which can get into the vagina and "create a smell". ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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

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

Vaginitis: These are symptoms of a vaginal infection and a yeast infection is most likely in view of the itching. Although you could try an over the counter antiyeast vaginal cream, it's best to

See your physician or gynecologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why would my fingers/hands smell like garlic if I haven't eaten or handled any garlic lately? No new medications or supplements.

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
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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Greetings in peace! My husband is suffering from nausea and vomiting whenever he smells with garlic.? He is post op craniotomy due to craniopharyngiom

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

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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?

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