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Don’t use Garlic to Treat Vaginal Yeast Infection

by Gauri Kolhe

The major common vaginal infections of women are yeast infections. More than 75% of women suffer from these infections. 

Yeast infection is basically an infection by fungus from the candidate family. Normally yeast cells are present naturally within a woman’s vagina but the disturbance of other good bacteria can reason of the yeast to multiply and the result is vaginal yeast infection.

The particular symptoms of this infection are itching on the vaginal area, burning sensation, thick white creamy discharge and painful sexual intercourse.

Some of the time excessive complication of vagina yeast infection, along with the medicinal treatment women start some home remedies, like putting coconut oil on the vaginal area, using Rice Water over there and many more. But these remedies may cause serious disorders. 

About garlic

Garlic is common to all of us, it is a common vegetable or spice but garlic has been considered as a medicinal plant for centuries. It has strong aroma and it has common use to treat to reduce cough and cold. Garlic has natural antibiotic qualities.

Garlic has an active component like Allicin which has antibacterial and antifungal properties for which garlic is used for many types of medical treatment. Most research has shown that Garlic has antifungal and antibacterial properties so it helps to kill the yeast cell. Garlic also helps to boost the immune system by that way the body can attack yeast infection.

Garlic can be taken orally or along with food. It helps to nurture good bacteria and prevent the growth of candida means yeast. 

Put garlic directly inside of vagina

Though garlic has some good properties, it is not recommended to put garlic directly in the vagina to treat vaginal yeast infection

Garlic has a strong Aroma, when anyone puts it directly inside the vagina it may sting. Due to the foreign bodies like cloves of garlic in vagina, vagina may become inflamed. So it’s not the right way to treat.

Used as Garlic cream

In the market there are garlic extract creams available, labeled for external use only but if we use the cream outside of our vaginal area, we may experience a burning sensation. So it should not be recommended to use without doctor’s advice.

Used as garlic extract tablet

In the medicine shop garlic extract tablets are available but before use to treat this infection we must take advice from the physician.

Use garlic oil

Garlic oil also has the good properties to kill yeast but homemade garlic oil is not good for treating vaginal yeast infection. It may create vaginal sensation more and there has no particular research that Garlic oil can kill the bacteria.

Use a piece of garlic and wrap with gauze

There is no recommendation by a doctor for physicians to put gauze with garlic inside the vagina to treat this infection; it may be a risk for toxic shock syndrome, which means flammable sensation around vagina.

Eating raw garlic

To eat raw garlic with food or without food can immunize the body system but it has no particular proof that it may reduce candida in the vaginal area.

Side effects of garlic treatment

Use garlic as various way to treat this infection there are some of Side Effects which may be common like Bad breath, body odor, Stomach problems, heartburn, itching in the vaginal area, more vaginal discharge, headache, vomiting etc.

Medical studies of garlic and yeast infection

Medical studies have shown the goodness of Garlic on various diseases but there were no no high quality studies to show that Garlic was treated properly against candida strain. Researchers got that Garlic may be favorable in reversing the effects of fungus growth. There is no particular or exact research showing that Garlic can be effective on yeast infection. 

Though garlic is indefinite to use as home remedies for treating cough and cold, bacterial infection, reduce pain etc, it can not properly stop the growth of candida fungus which may be responsible for yeast infection.

Garlic consider to take with food to boost up the body to fight in this pandemic times also and it is definite that daily use of garlic oil it can reduce the severe joint pain.

But to get proper treatment of vaginal yeast infection it may relive for short time and it can be risk. Therefore to get the better treatment or get rid from this common vaginal infection always consult with physician don’t be go with home remedies.

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