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Old 04-01-2007, 11:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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.
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Do you have an infection?
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ah yes. BV. It seems to be popping up or hanging in the background fairly often since I switched BC pills.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Thanks, ladies! At what kind of places can I buy good TTO?
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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.

DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.

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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.
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If using yogurt, TTO, or HP, for how long do you practice the treatment?
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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. ;-)
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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.

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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the advice! I had great success with the garlic cloves.
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