I can only tell you how I started using turpentine. I started with half a teaspoon and worked up to a full teaspoon within 4 days. Depending on the extent of your infection, you may get a Herx reaction or you may get no Herx reaction. I personally don't think using a couple of drops of turps to start with will have much effect. The problem is your fear. I can't do much about that. I've also recommended half a teaspoon of turpentine to 4 y.o. kids when I was helping three parent groups to cure their children of autism and ASD disorders. That worked well without any problems except for the Herx rection I mentioned. So it's really up to you.