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

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. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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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. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection is it safe to insert garlic clove into the vagina?

I have a yeast infection is it safe to insert garlic clove into the vagina?

Not recommended: This is not recommended. There are many over the counter yeast infection meds that will help and have been studied for safety by the fda. Rx meds are also available, even as a 1 time dose. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an IUD and a pesky yeast infection. No doctor or monistat. Can I use the "garlic clove" remedy with my iud?

I have an IUD and a pesky yeast infection. No doctor or monistat. Can I use the "garlic clove" remedy with my iud?

No problem: The iud should not interfere with any yeast treatment - the iud is hidden in the uterus up above the vagina. There is no scientific evidence to show that garlic cures yeast. Some stores have tampons with gentian violet - which has been shown to kill yeast. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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


Candida (Definition)

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