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Does taking garlic really work against parasites?

Does taking garlic really work against parasites?

Unlikely: Garlic, despite all the claims, is only good for keeping people away from you. ...Read more

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Is garlic good against the bowl parasite ?

Parasites: There are suggestions that large amounts of garlic may have some antiparasitic effects but am unaware of any definitive clinical studies other than a shorting of duration of infeciton in children with some tapeworms. ...Read more

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I've got garlic stuck up my anus from trying to kill parasites is it dangerous? Will it naturally pass or should I be worried?

I've got garlic stuck up my anus from trying to kill parasites is it dangerous?  Will it naturally pass or should I be worried?

See a doctor...: The garlic should pass without any adverse sequelae. You need to see your doctor for proper evaluation of your condition. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have what looks like small nuts or minced garlic in my stool daily. Pieces are hard. Normal BM always. Tested negative 6 months ago for parasites.

I have what looks like small nuts or minced garlic in my stool daily.  Pieces are hard. Normal BM always. Tested negative 6 months ago for parasites.

Stool analysis: These bits may be some undigested food fragments or solidified mucus. Perhaps a stool specimen should be submitted to the laboratory for examination and another analysis for parasites can be done as well. ...Read more

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Does taking wormseed really work against parasites?

Probably not: Wormseed has been used for ascaris and oxyuris, but there is no evidence that it is effective, and excessive doses can cause death. ...Read more

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Does taking goldenseal really work against parasites?

Alternative...: From an alternative health care perspective; yes. Ask your physician before you start any new medication; to see if it is right for you. You may need more 'standard' therapies to kill the nasties. ...Read more

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Does taking activated charcoal really work against parasites?

Hmmm....: This is usually used to induce vomiting in cases of accidental/overingestions of medications to purge the stomach. It may have an benefit with parasite treatments; but it is not the standard of care. Please consult your doctor before you start playing one! ...Read more

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Does taking grapefruit seed extract really work against parasites?

Unknown: Grapefruit seed extract has been used for ascaris and oxyuris, but there are no studies to indicate whether it works or not. ...Read more

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Does taking black walnut really work against intestinal parasites?

Unlikely: Before picking a treatment, you need a firm diagnosis. There are many good treatments for intestinal parasites but they differ depending on the specific parasite. I do not believe you will derive any benefit from black walnut for general 'parasites'. Be careful whom you trust with your cash, especially when health claims are made. ...Read more

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