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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. Al Hegab
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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

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection I've been treating for a week. Last night it was buring so I read if you eat garlic it helps. I have been throwing up all day ?

Need info: How do you know you have a yeast infection? What have you been treating it with? Garlic will not do you any good beyond improving the taste of your food if used in modest amts. It is possible your vomiting is due to the amount of garlic you are taking, but unlikely. If this continues, strongly suggest you see your family doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it safe & effective to insert garlic into the vagina to treat a yeast infection?

Probably safe: But why on earth would you do this? I am unable to find a study of this, but garlic is not likely to successfully treat yeast infections, and if you enjoy oral sex nobody is likely to come near you. It will not be likely to harm you, but is worthless therapeutically. There are so many effective therapies, several otc, that you should stay with proven methods of cure. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm taking fluconazole for a nasty, persistent yeast infection. Is it safe to take garlic and coconut supplements with this medicine?

Yes: This is safe and reasonable. Persistent candida is usually related to intestinal candidiasis and may take several months to successfully treat. A diet low in sugars and simple carbs is essential as well. See http://huff.To/15mbzao ; http://bit.Ly/1aeoabl for details. ...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