Using Boric Acid For Vaginal Yeast Infections: Pros and Cons
Using boric acid for vaginal yeast infections: Pros and Cons
Have you ever looked into using Boric Acid for vaginal yeast infections? You may want to weigh in all of the pros and cons before taking your decision. In some cases boric acid can produce side effects, but overall it works great for yeast infections and it can help you can get rid of your Candida infection in as little as 7 days.
It’s especially useful for women who suffer from persistent, recurrent vaginal yeast infections, when conventional antifungal treatment doesn’t seem to work anymore.
Boric Acid is a white chemical substance (crystalline-like) which has powerful antifungal and antiviral properties. Your doctor may prescribe it in case of a severe yeast infection or as maintenance treatment. You can buy Bona Dea, Boric Acid Vaginal Suppositories or make them on your own to treat your vaginal yeast infection, but remember, you cannot take it if you’re pregnant.
There has been a lot of research done on how effective boric acid is against Candida, let me discuss a few o them:
- A 2011 study concluded that boric acid is a safe, alternative and cheap option for women with recurrent and chronic vaginal yeast infection when especially in cases of Candida strains resistant to conventional antifungal drugs.
- Another study found that treatment with vaginal suppositories with boric acid given for 14 days is more effective against vaginal yeast infection than a single-dose oral 150-mg fluconazole.
- A 2007 study focused on diabetic women with Candida galbrata vaginal infection and it found that boric acid was more effective than fluconazole in acute cases of vaginal yeast infection.
Boric acid suppositories are generally considered safe, but it’s worth knowing that:
- In rare cases, women who use boric acid suppositories may experience vaginal burning sensation, water discharge during treatment, and vaginal redness.
- Very rarely can boric acid cause serious lesions to mucus membranes.
- You have to keep it out of reach of children because it’s toxic when ingested.
How to make Boric Acid suppositories?
You can use size 0 empty gelatin capsules and fill them with 600 mg of Boric Acid. Once you have filled the capsule and properly sealed it, you can insert it into the vagina. Use one suppository every 48 hours over the course of 7 days.
Yeast infections should be cured within a week, so try not to use it more than this. To prevent yeast infections, you can insert one suppository once a week for six months to one year.
Apart from boric acid there is a variety of other natural cures for vaginal yeast infection, which you can use, such as yogurt, garlic, coconut oil or even tea tree oil. Cranberries and potassium sorbate are also great for yeast infections, so be sure to get busy and try some of these! If you prefer conventional vaginal yeast infection treatment, please visit my ‘medications for yeast infection‘ section to choose the option that suits you best.
I’d love to hear about your experiences using boric acid for a yeast infection. Please share your comments and questions in the comment section below.