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  1. by   NursingAgainstdaOdds
    Oh, also - garlic rocks!
  2. by   NursingAgainstdaOdds
    This is driving me crazy. I can't find much that's more recent than 2003-05. With this whole "MRSA scare", you'd think the newsies would have jumped on it. If they weren't in the pharmaceutical companies' pockets, that is...

    Wouldn't it be funny if the new "hospital smell" was garlic rather than Lysol?
  3. by   Mulan
    Quote from NursingAgainstdaOdds
    Is it me, or is this article from 2003?

    Not trying to be snarky, somebody confirm this.

    Did the allicin treatment get buried?
    I thought it was a new article! It's from 2003. Outdated information?

    Thanks for pointing that out.
  4. by   NursingAgainstdaOdds
    The article is old, but I did find a lot of websites selling the allicin derivative, advertising it for treatment of MRSA. I was attempting to find a more reputable source like a scholarly journal article.
  5. by   TrudyRN
    Maybe the MRSA article is old but the garlic is news to me. Thanks, PeachiePie. Also, thanks to whoever recommended Primadophilus. LOL but willing to try it, if the need arises.
  6. by   grace90
    Quote from lalapaluza
    I've heard of many home treatments- But... Garlic in the vagina.
    Really???
    Yeah, it works and it's cheaper, as long as it doesn't fall out. Bone up on those Kegel's.

    Oops, that just totally came out wrong! :trout:
  7. by   TeresaB930
    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.[/quote]

  8. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from trudyrn
    maybe the mrsa article is old but the garlic is news to me. thanks, peachiepie. also, thanks to whoever recommended primadophilus. lol but willing to try it, if the need arises.
    i noticed at the healthfood store the other day that they have something in the refrigerated section specifically for vaginas.

    read this: http://www.fwhc.org/health/yeast.htm

    infections and insurrection:
    women treating yeast


    the great yogurt conspiracy
    in september 1972, two founders of the federation of feminist women's health centers, carol downer and colleen wilson were arrested for allegedly practicing medicine without a license. their los angeles self-help clinic was raided by the california department of consumer affairs and the board of medical examiners. the self-help clinic presented the local medical establishment with competition. concerned with the potential loss of revenue for the local physicians, one doctor, three uniformed police and several plainclothes investigators confiscated four truckloads of supplies and equipment, in order to shut down operations of the women-controlled clinic. the reason for the arrest? downer had inserted yogurt into the vagina of a women's center staff member.

    click on the link for the full article.
    the trial became known as the, "great yogurt conspiracy" and was a crucial turning point in the women's health movement. downer was found not guilty by arguing that applying yogurt as a home remedy for an ordinary yeast infection is not practicing medicine. the verdict reinforced women's control over their own bodies and established that at-home methods of self-care are, indeed, lawful.
  9. by   dansamy
    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.
    Icould have lived my whole life without knowing that you put garlic in your hoo-ha. (Yes, that's my really technical term for it.)
  10. by   struggling nsg s2dnt
    wow.. is that possible?? garlic in vagina?!?
  11. by   Bocephus71RN-BSN
    deleted my last post. Sorry if offensive, but I mean we are talking about inserting garlic in the vagina, were is your sense of some humor,,,geez
    Last edit by Bocephus71RN-BSN on Nov 1, '07
  12. by   leslymill
    ...????.......????......fftopic:
  13. by   nizhoni
    Actually, I've had quite a few clients over the years who have treated vaginal yeast quite successfully with garlic. Just to be sure we are seeing something "real" I run "before" and "after" genital cultures for a TOC. We have had instances in which there has been heavy growth of yeast before and no growth after treatment with the garlic.

    If you use garlic for yeast infections, it helps to use it at the beginning of the infection before it becomes entrenched. Peel the garlic carefully without nicking it; the oils can burn sensitive tissue. You can make a little "tampon" by wrapping the peeled clove in a gauze square and attaching a string to it, but most of my clients just insert the clove and change it out every 12 hours.

    Note that straining for a bowel movement can cause the garlic to slip out of the vagina and the woman should be forewarned about this. Reassure the woman also that the garlic clove cannot "travel" anywhere, e.g., up into the fallopian tubes,etc.

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