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Oct 30, '07Occupation: ER Nurse Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in Med-Surg/Tele, ER ; Joined: May '07; Posts: 460; Likes: 347Oh, also - garlic rocks!
Oct 30, '07Occupation: ER Nurse Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in Med-Surg/Tele, ER ; Joined: May '07; Posts: 460; Likes: 347This 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?
Oct 30, '07Joined: Oct '04; Posts: 2,334; Likes: 3,476Quote from NursingAgainstdaOddsI thought it was a new article! It's from 2003. Outdated information?Is it me, or is this article from 2003?
Not trying to be snarky, somebody confirm this.
Did the allicin treatment get buried?
Thanks for pointing that out.
Oct 30, '07Occupation: ER Nurse Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in Med-Surg/Tele, ER ; Joined: May '07; Posts: 460; Likes: 347The 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.
Oct 30, '07Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 1,394; Likes: 217Maybe 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.
Oct 30, '07Specialty: ortho/neuro/general surgery ; Joined: Jul '05; Posts: 778; Likes: 458Quote from lalapaluzaYeah, it works and it's cheaper, as long as it doesn't fall out. Bone up on those Kegel's.I've heard of many home treatments- But... Garlic in the vagina.
Oops, that just totally came out wrong! :trout:
Oct 31, '07Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in RN-SNF ; Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 142; Likes: 63I 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]
Oct 31, '07Occupation: Freelancing Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in LTC, Med/Surg, Peds, ICU, Tele ; Joined: Jun '07; Posts: 5,292; Likes: 7,635Quote from trudyrni noticed at the healthfood store the other day that they have something in the refrigerated section specifically for vaginas.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.
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.
Oct 31, '07Occupation: Patient Care Technician/Student Nurse Specialty: Going to Peds! ; Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 707; Likes: 535Quote from PeachPieIcould have lived my whole life without knowing that you put garlic in your hoo-ha. (Yes, that's my really technical term for it.)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.
Nov 1, '07Specialty: Pedia,Psychiatric Nursing ; Joined: Sep '07; Posts: 4wow.. is that possible?? garlic in vagina?!?
Nov 1, '07Occupation: staff nurse Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in med-surg, telemetry,geriatrics ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '07; Posts: 78; Likes: 130deleted 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,,,geezLast edit by Bocephus71RN-BSN on Nov 1, '07
Nov 1, '07Specialty: 28 year(s) of experience in Med/surg,Tele,PACU,ER,ICU,LTAC,HH,Neuro ; Joined: Sep '07; Posts: 463; Likes: 177...????.......????......fftopic:
Nov 1, '07Occupation: Director of Nursing/Midwifery Educator Specialty: 39 year(s) of experience in Midwifery, Case Management, Addictions ; Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 62; Likes: 47Actually, 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.