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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

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

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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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

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