Boric acid vagina is an effective treatment for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. It works to restore the natural pH balance and flora of your vagina and helps prevent recurring infections.
Boric acid is an antifungal, antibiotic, and antiviral substance that comes in powder or crystal form. It also has been used for centuries to treat a variety of skin problems.
It is believed to be helpful in treating a variety of skin conditions including diaper rash, insect bites, athlete’s foot, and foot odor. Researchers believe boric acid can help with a number of health conditions and may be helpful in treating yeast infections caused by the yeast Candida albicans.
Yeast infection occurs when a woman’s body over-produces the yeast Candida albicans, causing symptoms such as itching and redness in the vagina. Symptoms can be mild to severe.
The first line of treatment for yeast infection is typically a topical cream, which may contain miconazole or fluconazole. But sometimes the cream does not work and a doctor might recommend an oral drug, like nystatin or flucytosine.
Another option is a suppository that contains a solution of boric acid powder in a gelatin capsule. These suppositories work by removing the irritated cells that cause symptoms of BV and yeast infections.
The capsules are inserted into the vagina with an applicator or your finger and the medication goes to work within minutes. The powder in the suppository will dissolve and relieve vaginal irritation, which can be very itchy. A few women have reported watery discharge from the suppository, so wearing a panty liner can help prevent leakage.