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.

 

Product Name

BoriCap Boric Acid Suppositories
Is vagisil good for yeast infections

pH-D Boric Acid Suppositories

Nutra Blast Boric Acid Suppositories

Number of Suppositories

28

24

30

Same Day Shipment?

Yes

No

No

Price

 

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 BoriCap 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.

 

Pros

 

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 Boric acid for vaginal yeast infectionsafe, 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.

 

Cons

 

Boric acid suppositories are generally considered safe, but it’s worth knowing that:

 

  • In rare cases, women who use boric acid Boric acid for vaginal yeast infectionsuppositories 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?

Boric acid for vaginal yeast infection

 

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.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Using boric acid for vaginal yeast infections
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.

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12 comments

  • Hi, i have been suffering from candida for years now. Been treating it with no change, and now i feel hopeless because i can’t even control my bladder.
    How can you advise me?

    • Hi Eunice, have you tried using boric acid suppositories? Your problem may be more complex than a vaginal yeast infection if you’ve got bladder control problems, it would be best to get diagnosed by your doctor.

  • Hi! This is very helpful! I have been reading about boric acid and everywhere it says to use it once a day for a week but then bona dea boric says once every 48h.. The thing that I’m worried about is that candida grows very fast and if I wait 48 is it going to work well??

    • Hi, Laura. I noticed that Bona Dea manufacturer recommends 3 suppositories over the course of 7 days, instead of 7 suppositories. Perhaps it’s to avoid any possible (but rare) side effects, such as irritation. I think it will be equally effective because boric acid does an excellent job even in cases recurrent yeast infections.

  • I’ve never heard of using boric acid for yeast infections, I have heard however about using yogurt and garlic. Thank goodness I haven’t had a yeast infection for years. But I used to get them as a teenager. I found that sleeping without underwear and wearing only cotton underwear during the day helps a lot. Also don’t wear tight pants or jeans.

    • You’re right Wendy, yeast loves humidity and wearing loose fitting clothes and sleeping naked will help maintain the vaginal area dry making you less prone to a vaginal yeast infection.

  • I love your site and idea for developing this site. You have a unique product and you come across as someone who is passionate about this job. Keep doing well and aiming higher, always never give up even if things are going slow. Regarding using boric acid for yeast infections, I’ve never heard about it, but I’m glad that there is yet another option for women to use when fighting recurring yeast infections.

    • Hi Meetwell, thank you very much for you encouraging comment. I’m working very hard on my website making sure I provide the most accurate and up to date information to my readers. I hope I can find women, and occasionaly men, fight yeast infections, weather they choose natural remedies or antifungal drugs, and improve their quality of life.

  • Surrounding Beauty

    Hi Kams,

    Getting vaginal yeast infection has always been one of my greatest fears. And it does not help that it is one of the most common infections!

    Thanks for the informative post. Now at least I know what I can do, should I ever get a vaginal yeast infection. Though I will prefer using other natural cures than boric acid, as you know how sensitive that area can be!

    • Thank you for commenting. On my website you can find a whole variety of natural remedies foe vaginal yeast infections as well as antifungal medication. Boric acid is actually very safe to use and it very rarely produces any side effects. Other natural cures, such as tee tree oil can also provoke extreme itching if they trigger an allergic reaction.

  • Hi Kams,
    This is a really informative post.
    A friend of mine, who will remain nameless 🙂 has a reoccurring yeast infection and she swears she has tried absolutely everything. I will have to recommend this post to her because she is getting so frustrated now. We all know how uncomfortable yeast infections can be.
    I have heard of yoghurt and coconut oil as natural treatments, but this is the first time I am hearing about boric acid, so hopefully it will help her situation.
    Thanks for the info.
    Vivia

    • Hi Vivia, boric acid is a great solution indeed, but it’s best your friend discusses it with her doctor before using it. On my website she can find a lot of natural remedies for vaginal yeast infection, backed on science. Some come in the form of oral supplements, other can be used as vaginal suppositories. I hope it will help her find something that will beat her yeast infections for good.

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