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 making your decision. In some cases, boric acid can produce side effects, but overall it works great for yeast infections and can help you 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) that has powerful antifungal and antiviral properties. Your doctor may prescribe it in case of a severe yeast infection or as a 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.
Before You Start Your Treatment, Get Tested!
Before starting your yeast infection treatment, ensure you get tested to exclude other vaginal infections, such as BV, Trichomoniasis or Gonorrhea. Some STDs can be dangerous for your health if left untreated. The easiest way to get tested for vaginal infections is by ordering a test kit online.
MyLabBox offers a range of STD test kits with fast and discreet service. Order their vaginal health test kit and get your lab-certified results within days. If you test positive, they’ll give you a free medical consultation so you can pick the best treatment.
What Are the Pros of Using Boric Acid Suppositories?
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, especially in 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 glabrata vaginal infection and it found that boric acid was more effective than fluconazole in acute cases of vaginal yeast infection.
What are the Cons?
Boric acid suppositories are generally considered safe, but it’s worth knowing that:
- In rare cases, women who use boric acid suppositories may experience a vaginal burning sensation, water discharge during treatment, and vaginal redness.
- Very rarely, boric acid can cause serious lesions on mucous 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.
Boric acid suppositories will help you get rid of a yeast infection fast and naturally. The risk of suffering from any side effects is very low and it’s an economical treatment option, especially if you plan to use it for a longer period of time for maintenance treatment.
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.
I tried boric acid once in the morning and once at night for vaginal yeast and after a week, I still had it. Does this mean it didn’t work for me? I didn’t know if I should try again and do it for 2 weeks.
So I have been suffering from recurring Yeast infections for the past ten years. I started getting them when I was 20, and I have been to many doctors and gynaecologists , I’ve been given Fluconazole, Itraconazole, Fenticonazole, ect. Some had better results than others. I’ve also done the Candida diet, (which was very challenging, but did cure me for 2 years). And I have done most of the natural methods: tea tree, yogurt, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, sometimes they would work, but now most of them just bring relief to symptoms and doesn’t cure at all. But now I have tried the Boric Acid capsule, and even just after the first night my symptoms were gone! I was absolutely amazed and relieved! I couldn’t get empty capsules from the pharmacy, so I just emptied a probiotic capsule and put the boric acid in. I used it every second night for 2 weeks and I will continue the next six months as suggested. Thanks for your website and help! I am forever grateful!
Thank you so much for sharing your story Carin! I’m so glad that boric acid helped you get rid of your yeast infection for good. It is a lifesaver, especially for women struggling with chronic yeast infections or BV for years. I wish you all the best!
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.
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.
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.
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.