Boric Acid Suppositories
Boric.acid suppositories | GetFlowerPower are a popular alternative treatment for recurrent yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis (BV). They can be helpful to help prevent or treat an infection that isn’t responding to other treatments.
How to Use Boric Acid Suppositories
To use a boric acid suppository, gently insert one capsule into your vagina as far as it will comfortably go using an applicator or your finger. Some suppositories may contain an extra applicator to make it easier for you to insert them. You can also wear a panty liner to protect your clothing from discharge from the suppository.
How Long Does It Take to Work?
The active ingredient in a boric acid suppository is a weak acid that helps reduce the growth of certain bacteria and fungi in your vagina. It also balances your vagina’s pH to promote healthy flora and restore the body’s natural acidic environment.
Boric Acid Suppositories: A Natural Remedy for Vaginal Infection
The primary yeast causing organism in your vagina is called Candida albicans. Yeast infections can cause itching, odor, and irritation. The antifungal agent in boric acid suppositories helps to kill or inhibit the growth of Candida and other yeast-causing organisms.
BV is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Trichomonas vaginalis. Symptoms include itching, irritability, and vaginal discharge. It can also be accompanied by pain or bleeding.
There are a few studies that show that boric acid may help to relieve symptoms of trichomoniasis, but these are often small and less effective than other therapies. Talk to your provider about your symptoms and whether boric acid suppositories are right for you.