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5 Natural Ways to Fight Bacterial Infections

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Infections can happen as a result of coming into contact with a source of bacteria. This contact often leads to coughs, colds, strep throat, urinary tract problems, and even rashes or skin irritation. While most bacterial infections aren’t serious, leaving them be can mean the infection can worsen and also become contagious.

While antibiotics are a common way to treat bacterial infections, some types of bacteria have become more resistant to this method and the antibiotics can have unpleasant side effects for some people. However, while you should consult your doctor if the infection is worsening, here are five natural ways to fight them…

 

1. Scare Off Infections with Garlic

Sure, you might scare off your date with your garlic breath, but at least you won’t be coughing or sneezing in his or her face. According to MyHealthWire.com, raw garlic has natural antibiotic properties from a compound called allicin, “which has similar properties to penicillin”.

If you’re looking to crush or chew raw garlic for its infection curing properties, Livestrong notes that 2 to 4 cloves of raw garlic (or 600 to 1,200 mg of aged garlic extract) is recommended each day.

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