Boric acid for vaginitis can help you fight common issues like yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis (BV), and odor. They work by balancing pH levels and restoring healthy bacteria in your vagina.
How to Use Boric Acid Suppositories
The typical dose of boric acid vaginal suppositories is one inserted into the vagina every night at bedtime for 7 to 14 days. You may see some improvement in as little as a single day, but it’s important to complete the course of treatment to help prevent symptoms from coming back.
How to Use Boric Acid Vaginal Suppositories for Yeast Infections and Bacterial Vaginosis
Look for boric acid suppositories that contain only pure, all-natural ingredients, with the recommended dosage of 600 mg. They should also be free of GMOs, artificial ingredients, preservatives, dyes, or scents.
If you have any questions, contact your OB-GYN or general practitioner for more information. They can tell you if boric acid is right for you, and suggest safer alternatives for your condition.
Do not use boric acid suppositories to treat sexually transmitted infections or HIV. You could pass these diseases to your sexual partner if you do not keep your symptoms under control until treatment is successful.
Avoid using boric acid suppositories with antifungal medication, such as topical flucytosine (Ancobon). Talk with your healthcare professional about this and other treatment options.
Boric acid suppositories are often recommended for women with recurrent or chronic yeast infections or BV, and for those with atypical yeast strains such as Candida glabrata. They can be used in conjunction with other treatments, such as topical flucytosine and nystatin.