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post #1 of 14
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Question about vaginal garlic suppositories: I put a clove in almost 2.5 hours ago. How long do I leave it in? It's almost 9:30pm where I am. Should I take it out before bedtime and put in a new one or take it out before bedtime and give myself a rest from it? I put it in this evening because it's a lazy Sunday and I'm not doing much moving around.
post #2 of 14
Do you have an infection?
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
ah yes. BV. It seems to be popping up or hanging in the background fairly often since I switched BC pills.
post #4 of 14
I don't know about the garlic. I've only put yogurt in there and it worked for yeast infection. I left that in all night.
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
I read to leave it in for 3-5 hours but information is sparse. I'm going to follow along with that and likely go another round at bedtime.
post #6 of 14
I've used them and they really do work amazingly well.

Fresh clove at bedtime, then a new one in the morning. I scratch the surface of the clove all around with a paring knife before inserting it.

Yogurt also works like a charm. I've also used acidophilus capsules (intended for ingesting) as vaginal suppositories.
post #7 of 14

Re: garlic suppositories

I've used garlic and tea tree oil several times for BV. I would try to switch every 4-8 hours. The garlic will lose it's pungency after a while but the more you put your fingers down there, the higher chance of introducing more bad bacteria.

I've found that a combo of garlic and TTO works best for me, if I don't catch it early. A little TTO on a tampon works. Switch these at least every 2 hoursl. Also, a rinse of TTO diluted with water in a large syringe (needleless obviously.) Insert and push the plunger very slowly while standing in the shower.

I do garlic at night b/c it makes my mouth feel garlicky.

HTH
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks, ladies! At what kind of places can I buy good TTO?
post #9 of 14
I have left the clove in for as long as 8(+) hours.

I have purchased TTO at Whole Foods, but I can't attest to its quality.
post #10 of 14
TTO worked wonders for me. Also Hydrogen Peroxide administered through a syringe or peribottle works really well. HP works because infection can't survive in an oxygenated environment. The HP was a recommendation to me by a midwife.
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
If using yogurt, TTO, or HP, for how long do you practice the treatment?
post #12 of 14
The length of time you use one of the remedies, depends on the severity of the infection and how well you stay on top of it.

I do really well for the first couple days and then I tend to forget. I end up doing it for at least a full week.

When the TTO burns, it's probably time to stop. ;-)
post #13 of 14
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Thanks, ladies! At what kind of places can I buy good TTO?
You can buy TTO suppositories online, just google it.
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the advice! I had great success with the garlic cloves.
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