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Crushed garlic can burn skin
Started by Bob Anderson
Posted: November 23, 2011 at 15:38
There is something I would like to make clear about using garlic to fight MRSA and that is that prolonged direct contact with skin can cause first, second and even third degree burns so prolonged direct contact should be avoided.

Just how long is prolonged?

There's no real answer because some garlics are hotter than others and some skin is more sensitive than others and some people are more sensitive than others and it also matters how long it is left on. Generally, the longer left on the greater the chance of skin burning, usually first or second degree burns but third degree is possible with a stronger garlic for a longer time. A few minutes is one thing, a couple of days is another and yet for some people even a few seconds may be too long.

This is the reason we talk in terms of garlic water as that dilutes it greatly and neither the burning sensation nor the physical burning of skin are likely. A study I read showed allicin to still possess enough potency to kill all bacteria it encountered even up to a dilution of 1 to 120,000 parts of water. The study did not say what variety of garlic was used.

This is what people mean when they say that garlic has toxic properties; it does indeed if overexposed and that very toxicity is what makes it so effective against staph and why staph cannot become resistant to it.

If one uses direct contact at all, it should be brief. The mere fact the there is a painful burning sensation at the lesion should be a warning of sorts. For me the burning sensation went away after about a minute and I left it on for another minute or two and removed it then wiped it off and went to bed.

This is not a tried and true, time-honored scientific procedure we're dealing with here. This is something I have found to work for me and I am sharing the good news with anyone afflicted and who is willing to try something inexpensive and different. It has worked for some.

This is a new discovery we are trying out here and we're trying to learn its limitations as we go. There's nothing new about garlic to fight infections, the Russians have been doing it for a long time. What is new is using it in a bath in order to not only treat external infection sites but pass through the skin and get into circulation in the body for a while and the longer one is in the tub, the more allicin gets into the system. The effects are temporary; however, as once a person gets out of the garlic water bath the immune system eventually catches up with any allicin remaining in the system over the next few minutes or hours.

After the treatment, there seems to be less MRSA in the body than before and repeasted baths appear to continue to reduce the MRSA until it is gone. Multiple treatments are necessary as a single treatment will not get it all.

I urge people to read all they can about garlic to protect themselves and also be wary about direct contact as it can cause burns.

Re: Crushed garlic can burn skin
Reply #1 by Sylvia
Posted: September 12, 2015
Hi, I read your article and felt that I should share my experience.
I've been suffering from toenail fungus for awhile and decided to do something about it. I checked on some home remedies and started using the tea tree/olive oil treatment. I wasn't seeing improvements (I'm kind of impatient for these things) and switched treatment. I started the garlic treatment, placing a considerable amount of crushed garlic on cotton and placing it on the affected nail, then wrapping the toe in film. I would keep the wrap on for about an hour or two or until I couldn't stand the burn anymore. The garlic looked bluish. I knew then that the treatment was working. After two days, I had to stop due to serious blisters formed all around my toe. I didn't understand at first but realized soon enough that the garlic had seriously burned me. My skin turned quasi black and it took about a week and a half for the blisters to dry out and the skin to shed. Now, I'm applying scar cream on the toes hoping really hard that I won't have scars. I know my skin is sensitive but I didn't think it was that bad. Most important, my nail's appearance has changed: it's dark orange in color. I don't understand what went wrong... The affected toes are swollen, the nail is dark orangey and some of the deeper burns still feel quite soar.
What I want to know and understand is why has my nail changed color so drastically. I've settled with the burn but the nail color remains a problem.
Re: Crushed garlic can burn skin
Reply #2 by Bob Anderson
Posted: September 12, 2015 at 14:33
Hello Sylvia -

Well, you have learned first hand, or first foot, about what can happen when one applies crushed raw garlic directly on the skin without diluting the garlic. It's a no-no.

I have toenail fungus also and I have used garlic direct without diluting it but only for a few minutes at a time. It has turned my toenails temporarily but it goes away with time. I wish I could report success with my treatments but I still have the problem although to a lesser degree; it has helped but has not cured yet, after even a few years of sporadic, not regular treatment.

A friend of mine is a well-known writer and he told me about a conversation he had with a chemistry professor, who is a mutual friend, and he said to try crushed raw garlic (crg) and adding some 100 proof vodka to it and cut off the fingers of a rubber glove and place them over the affected toes and leave them there and remove them a few days later and admire the results. I haven't tried it yet but I will soon.

When one adds 100 proof vodka to crg, it slowly converts the allicin in crg into S. Allyl Cysteine (SAC), which has circulatory system benefits as well as anti-fungal properties. Over time, the entire amount of allicin is converted into SAC and loses its ability to burn flesh. I don't know how long that takes as Big Pharma refuses to test garlic or release any test results to the public because they want to discourage people from even trying to use garlic out of fear of loss of massive profits at the public's benefit. The FDA is on their side and against the general public and the public's best interest as their charter requires them to do but they are as corrupt as Big Pharma!

It is time to change the ways things are done in Washington. Enough is enough!

Re: Crushed garlic can burn skin
Reply #3 by BRUH BRUH
Posted: September 22, 2015 at 16:04
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