About Garlic Remedies Against Vaginal Yeast Infections

Neither the consumption of garlic nor its topical use, whatever the remedy, is recommended when treating vaginal yeast or any other similar problem. On the contrary, it can aggravate the problem and cause complications.
About Garlic Remedies Against Vaginal Yeast Infections
Karla Henríquez

Written and verified by the doctor Karla Henríquez.

Last update: 10 October, 2022

Skip the garlic-based home remedies when treating vaginal yeast infections

It’s best to skip the garlic-based home remedies if you have a vaginal infection or any other health problem. Instead, consult a gynecologist for an evaluation and then receive the most appropriate treatment, according to the diagnosis. This way you won’t expose your health to greater risks and complications.

Attend to the cause of the problem and stick to the medications and guidelines given by your doctor. It’s the best way to obtain relief, improve and recover as you should. This is because you could interfere with the recovery process, favor the appearance of interactions and suffer more discomfort (and in greater intensity) if you use home remedies.

In addition to following the doctor’s instructions, you must maintain proper intimate hygiene and try to lead a healthy lifestyle. This is because it can bring you long-term wellness and prevent health problems in the future.

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Avoid self-medication when treating vaginal yeast infections

Cristina Galiano, pharmacist, and nutrition specialist says it’s important not to self-medicate. Also, don’t fall for products that promise to “increase defenses,” “cure the immune system” and “protect the organism” from vaginal yeast infections.

She adds that, after a review of the available scientific literature, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) didn’t approve any immunity-related health claims on any food or dietary supplement for treating a vaginal yeast infection.

Thus, the only thing that really works is to maintain healthy lifestyle habits and, of course, personal hygiene.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.