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    Okay so frequently when I eat garlic I end up getting a sore throat and occasionally a cough. Any idea of what's going on? I would hate to give up garlic.
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    Never heard of that. I'd hate to give up garlic too. Vampires and werewolves and all.

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    • #3
      Garlic can do no wrong. There must be some other explanation.
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      • #4
        Any chance you are eating garlic that has a bit of mildew on it? If so, you could be allergic to the mildew and be reacting to that. If you get a brown, greyish, or bluish tinge on the outer leaves you could have downy mildew on the garlic.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by jammies View Post
          Any chance you are eating garlic that has a bit of mildew on it? If so, you could be allergic to the mildew and be reacting to that. If you get a brown, greyish, or bluish tinge on the outer leaves you could have downy mildew on the garlic.
          I don't think so. It happens with both granulated garlic (the spice) and the fresh stuff. Plus the leftover garlic looks perfectly fine.
          In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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          • #6
            Any other ideas?
            In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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            • #7
              I've read here & there to avoid garlic. I have not been convinced but there seems to be something in it that's triggering a reaction with you... whether it's some sort of allergic reaction to the garlic itself or some sort of herxheimer reaction it's hard to tell.

              The below might be of interest, but I'd be interested to read what other, more experienced folk tell you...

              https://www.facebook.com/note.php?no...04050&comments
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              • #8
                Originally posted by KerryK View Post
                I've read here & there to avoid garlic. I have not been convinced but there seems to be something in it that's triggering a reaction with you... whether it's some sort of allergic reaction to the garlic itself or some sort of herxheimer reaction it's hard to tell.

                The below might be of interest, but I'd be interested to read what other, more experienced folk tell you...

                https://www.facebook.com/note.php?no...04050&comments
                That actually seems about right for explaining my circumstances. New question: after I go take the garlic off of my ribs what should I replace it with?
                In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
                  That actually seems about right for explaining my circumstances. New question: after I go take the garlic off of my ribs what should I replace it with?
                  Hmmm... ginger? And IMO Thyme goes great with meat, too.
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                  • #10
                    I'm out of both. Perhaps I'll just eat them plain. With a side of blueberries and tea to drink.
                    In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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                    • #11
                      Dang, ribs with no garlic!! It's a travesty! I usually put onions (diced and dried), chili powder, smoked paprika, a little oregano, thyme, cilantro, and sometimes some cumin and coriander. If they are lamb ribs I'll add some mint and sage.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
                        Okay so frequently when I eat garlic I end up getting a sore throat and occasionally a cough. Any idea of what's going on? I would hate to give up garlic.
                        You are not crazy! I have the same issue. If I eat a meal with more than a hint of garlic I get a sore throat every time; regardless of source (fresh garlic vs garlic salt etc). It does not seem like an allergic response. It's funny that most people can use garlic to help cure a sore throat... What do you use to cure a garlic-induced sore throat? For me, drinking a lot of water, and waiting hours is the only solution I have found. I would be happy to get other suggestions, as I've had a lot of discomfort and even lost sleep due to the soreness.

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                        • #13
                          Im so glad Im not the only one!! When i eat anything with a good amount of garlic in it i get a sore throat, and feel really fluey. I only just worked out what was causing it, and after last nights pasta experiment i am sure its the garlic. I don't usually put it in there, but i experimented with it and added it to my usual ingredients that Im always ok with. It makes me feel dehydration, and unwell. I wonder what causes this? As it is known to be a remedy for sore throats usually? Hmm..

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