Vaginal boric acid is a weak acid that has been used for centuries to treat vaginal infections. It is often combined with other treatments to help fight yeast and bacterial vaginosis.
Boric acid is available over the counter and in capsule form. It can be used as a suppository to fight vaginal infections. However, it should never be taken orally.
Overdose symptoms can include abdominal pain, muscle weakness, dizziness, vomiting, headache, and more. This is why boric acid should be used only as a suppository if prescribed by a healthcare professional.
It is not recommended for use on open wounds in the vagina. If you experience severe discomfort, stop using the suppository.
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Boric acid is an effective, inexpensive, and safe alternative to conventional treatment for vaginal infections. In fact, it has been shown to cure up to 40% of yeast and non-albicans infections.
While boric acid is a good solution, it may also cause side effects. Some women experience minor skin irritations when taking this medication.
Because of its antifungal properties, it can help keep the vagina pH balanced and healthy. Yeast and bacterial vaginosis can cause the vagina to change its pH. When the vagina is out of balance, it can lead to burning, itching, and discharge.
Whether you choose to take boric acid or a different medication, be sure to follow the directions and read the label carefully. You should not share the medication with other people, and never mix it with herbs or vitamins.