Daily Health Tips: Does Garlic Cure STIs?


Q: Good day Dr. Ketch. I want to know if truly Garlic can be used to cure STDs and vaginal bacteria by inserting it in the vaginal. Thank you

A: Hi dear, thanks for writing in.

A lot has been said about the beneficial effects of garlic and most of them are true ๐Ÿ˜€ A good number of women also lay claim to the fact that they have used garlic for vaginal thrush (candidiasis) and it worked like a charm ๐Ÿ˜€

However, medical evidence does not support the fact that this actually works. Indeed, there are some side effects of using this home remedy. Usually the garlic is cut and then applied to the vaginal area. Some of the side effects of applying this include burns (imagine burns in this very delicate area of the body! Ouch!) allergic reactions, the difficulty with fishing out these cut bits of garlic and oh, the smell! If this is taken orally for the same reason, it may cause heart burn, flatulence, bloating and again, the smell that translates to a body odour! ๐Ÿ˜€

Can garlic be used to cure a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) and other vaginal bacteria? It has no documented curative effect on these beyond what has been described above.

For more on what to do about a vaginal infection, STD and garlic, please click on the following links:

https://chatwithdrketch.com/2014/09/08/daily-health-tips-my-husband-cheats-how-do-i-prevent-stis/

https://chatwithdrketch.com/2014/06/26/daily-health-tips-why-do-i-have-recurrent-candidiasis/

https://chatwithdrketch.com/2015/08/25/daily-health-tips-is-garlic-good-for-my-health/

Have a good night, yโ€™all ๐Ÿ˜€

 

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