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to want to shout from the rooftops : USE GARLIC

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TalkinPeace2 Sun 14-Oct-12 18:10:51

I've had an infected foot and toenails for years
antibiotics - nyada
topical creams - nyada
discovered garlic
cut a clove across and rub the oil into the skin / nail / sore bit
wash off after an hour (otherwise it stings like billyo)
foot nearly fully healed

QueefLatina Sun 14-Oct-12 18:12:11

Thanks. I'll try that!

EdithWeston Sun 14-Oct-12 18:13:00

And in time for Hallowe'en to...

Funnylittleturkishdelight Sun 14-Oct-12 18:13:37

How long does it take to work?

Sounds interesting!

5Foot5 Sun 14-Oct-12 18:13:43

Does anyone else remember the woman who tried to cure threadworms by sticking a clove of garlic up her a*

BestIsWest Sun 14-Oct-12 18:14:33

Did you try Vick? Never tried it myself but read others on here swear by it.

Garlic amazing stuff though.

MsNobodyAgain Sun 14-Oct-12 18:14:56

Can you be more specific? Infected with what?

I've got a DS with quite severe SN and he has a fungal nail infection on his thumb. Can't put lotions on it because he will freak or stick the treated nail in his mouth.

JustBuggerlugs Sun 14-Oct-12 18:19:53

Yes 5 I remember. One of the funniest threads ever!

TalkinPeace2 Sun 14-Oct-12 18:51:04

Vicks - yup - held it steady but not cured

Infected with what : if only I knew. SO MANY antibiotics did not touch it, nor did antivirals. After three years you head sideways. Garlic was worth a ret and it worked.

Whole cloves are useless - the crushed oil is the active ingredient

GwendolineScaryLacey Sun 14-Oct-12 19:00:33

I cried when I read that thread. Outlined it to DH and got the hmm face. He has no sense of humour grin

JustFabulous Sun 14-Oct-12 19:02:32

I used garlic in my mash today and it was lovely. I thought it was going to be that kind of thread blushgrin.

TalkinPeace2 Sun 14-Oct-12 19:38:03

Garlic to eat is great ....
BUT my research backed up by empirical evidence (and I am VERY aware that the multiple of anecdote is NOT evidence)
garlic oil is a MONSTER fungicide
and many dermatitis outbreaks are exacerbated by secondary fungal (unidentified species : no money in finding out) infections.
It was worth a try.
It worked.

Manky toenails, flaky skin between toes, that kinda thing. Worth a go - but DO NOT put into the bolognese after ...

Melty Sun 14-Oct-12 19:44:07

How often did you use it, and how long has it taken to have an effect?

ScorpionQueen Sun 14-Oct-12 19:44:08

I put lots of garlic in my sauce for chicken today with the intention of fighting winter bugs. The DDs thought it was to deter vampires.

IneedAsockamnesty Sun 14-Oct-12 19:44:58

nothing to add really apart from the thread worm lady would have been much better by eating dried cucumber seeds

DeadQODy Sun 14-Oct-12 19:45:51

What about ringworm? (Week 4 of treatment, 3rd type of cream....)

cocolepew Sun 14-Oct-12 19:47:06

Manuka honey put on manky skin* is also very good, it's anti-bacterial.

*not a medical term.

JustFabulous Sun 14-Oct-12 19:52:18

That is why I put it in the mash as I thought it helped fight infection.

PrincessSymbian Sun 14-Oct-12 20:05:16

I can also recommend garlic for persistent vaginal infections. Sew a clove into a small muslin bag, making sure there is string like with a tampon, dunk into olive oil, leave in overnight and wake up infection free. Has worked for me every time I have used it.

BigWitchLegsInWailyTights Sun 14-Oct-12 20:12:29

I used raw garlic on tonsilitis once...three cloves, crushed and swallowed like medicne.

The next day, my lumpy infected tonsils were NORMAL! I took the garlic on the first day the infection showed up. I tell people to use it all the time and they go "Yuk no."

And carry on moaning. Pees me off.

TalkinPeace2 Sun 14-Oct-12 21:48:39

All I can say is : Garlic is safe to eat. So rubbing onto an offending bit of skin is not likely to do you any harm.
Worth a try.
if it starts to burn, be ready to wash it off.

I had so many antibiotics that I got black spots on my teeth.
Garlic worked as the underlying infection was clearly fungal.

And yes Honey (any honey, do not fall for the expensive manuka marketing guff) is antibacterial - because its a concentrated sugar solution ....

poorbuthappy Sun 14-Oct-12 21:51:29

Need specifics.
Have garlic, have poorly bad toenail.
Explain with details please.
What exactly do you do?

TheSkiingGardener Sun 14-Oct-12 21:52:23

So do you do this daily? And for how long?

redwhiteandblueeyedsusan Sun 14-Oct-12 21:53:43

ahh I was hoping it was garlic in cooking too.. I put so much in the tea tonight that when three of us enter the playgound tomorrow we will cut a swathe through the crowds as they back off in horror.. (or faint from the smell) blush

will remember the garlic tip for feet...

QuintessentialShadows Sun 14-Oct-12 21:55:46

I would not put my toes, nor toenails into the bolognaise! shock

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