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  1. by   FireStarterRN
    I have successfully used garlic as an antibiotic several times, three times for systemic staph infections that I had acquired, and once for a very severe sinus infection that wouldn't go away. My method was to cut a whole fresh garlic bulb into pill-sized pieces, which I then swallowed with water. I'm a big believer in garlic. Garlic has been studied and proven to possess antibiotic qualities. It worked for me!
  2. by   FireStarterRN
    A good way to keep the vaginal canal healthy is to use 'friendly bacteria'. They restore the normal flora and create a PH unfriendly to yeast and other nasties. What I do is buy Primadophilus or some equivilant Acidiphilous type capsules from the refrigerated health section. I'll open the capsule and insert it, then a tampon, which holds it all in for a day. It works like a charm.

    I've read that garlic actually can do the same damage to friendly bacteria that antibiotics do, so it's wise to take yogurt or acidiphilus pills after treating something with garlic.
  3. by   oramar
    If this really is effective,(the first question is going to be about the odor and I did not see the article addressing this question) then it is a breakthrough.
    Last edit by oramar on Oct 28, '07
  4. by   Katnip
    I agree the odor could be an issue, but I'd rather put up with that than MRSA.
  5. by   Miss Chybil RN
    Quote from cyberkat
    I agree the odor could be an issue, but I'd rather put up with that than MRSA.
    Exactly. Heck, it could just make everyone hungry for Italian, or Korean, food. Which makes me wonder... from what I've heard people in Korea eat a lot of garlic. I wonder if it helps them with infections, or if their body is just so used to it, they get stuff, anyway.

    Anyone from Korea? Maybe, I'll Google MRSA and Korea. I'll let you know what pops up - if, anything.

    On edit:

    Nope - lots of hits on MRSA in Korea. Seems they have the same problem. So, just eating garlic doesn't do the trick. In the study it seems they apply the derivative, allicin, topically. I was just wondering. Sorry, for the thinking out loud...
    Last edit by Miss Chybil RN on Oct 28, '07
  6. by   CityKat
    Quote from jlsRN
    A good way to keep the vaginal canal healthy is to use 'friendly bacteria'. They restore the normal flora and create a PH unfriendly to yeast and other nasties. What I do is buy Primadophilus or some equivilant Acidiphilous type capsules from the refrigerated health section. I'll open the capsule and insert it, then a tampon, which holds it all in for a day. It works like a charm.
    That's very interesting!! I know garlic keeps fleas from biting and it also helps to keep mosquito's away too. This guy I lived with would eat garlic everyday and he swore by the healing factors of garlic. I have to admit, when I was up visiting family in the Berkshires of Massachusetts where the mosquito's are dense, I ate garlic with dinner and got very little bites in comparison to my family Doesn't mean they still won't buzz around and annoy you b/c of the CO2 you put off.
  7. by   Bocephus71RN-BSN
    LOL! garlic in the vagina, please forgive me if I am out of line, but i nearly fell out of my chair laughing so hard. In any case, thanks for that!
  8. by   dbihl
    Quote from PeachPie
    An apple a day will keep the doctor away.

    A clove of garlic a day will keep EVERYBODY away!


    I LOVE garlic! For yeast infections, I'll peel a clove and put it in my vagina, replacing every 24 hours until I'm better. OTC yeast infection creams are so widely used that I'd rather not become immune, so I use garlic as my first line of treatment and move onto the creams if needed.
    Oh Lord have mercy!!!!!

    I dont doubt that it works but reading that just sent me for a loop!!
  9. by   lyallch
    Quote from PeachPie
    An apple a day will keep the doctor away.

    A clove of garlic a day will keep EVERYBODY away!


    I LOVE garlic! For yeast infections, I'll peel a clove and put it in my vagina, replacing every 24 hours until I'm better. OTC yeast infection creams are so widely used that I'd rather not become immune, so I use garlic as my first line of treatment and move onto the creams if needed.
    Oh my, does the garlic burn?? Dont mind me asking, but does the garlic treatment work most times?
  10. by   PeachPie
    It burns a hell of a lot less than those oozy creams. I peel it, then stick it where the sun don't shine. If it's a nastier one, I score it lightly. It has worked as well as Monistat, without all the drippy goopiness.

    I used to waitress, and the combination of a skirt and pantyhose gave me frequent infections. I got sick of buying all that Monsitat, and a friend recommended the garlic treatment. I now swear by it.
  11. by   RNgonewild
    Hey, Peach Pie, was that you sitting next to me on the bus yesterday? LMAO!!
  12. by   FireStarterRN
    PeachPie, you might want to try my 'Break a Primadophilus Capsule and insert with a Tampon" method as an alternative. It leaves a lady smelling sweet.
  13. by   NursingAgainstdaOdds
    Is it me, or is this article from 2003?

    Not trying to be snarky, somebody confirm this.

    Did the allicin treatment get buried?

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