Bacterial vaginosis is the condition that occurs when there is an imbalance of bacteria in the vaginal area. It causes smelly discharge, itching, and burning sensation. The use of boric acid suppositories helps restore the pH balance in the vaginal area, replenish the healthy flora, and reduce the symptoms due to bacterial vaginosis.
Can boric acid make yeast worse?
Boric acid is a water-soluble compound that contains oxygen, boron, and hydrogen. It is used as an antiseptic and antifungal to treat minor wounds, burns, acne, and yeast infections.
What is Boric Acid Suppositories?
Does boric acid help with yeast infections? These suppositories contain a concentrated form of boric acid in gelatin capsules that you insert into your vagina. It is an antifungal that inhibits the growth of Candida albicans and Candida glabrata, two types of yeast that can cause yeast infections.
What are the side effects of boric acid?
The most common side effect of boric acid suppositories is irritation and itching in the vagina. If you notice any of these side effects, stop using the product and consult a doctor immediately.
What is the best treatment for yeast infections?
If you have an uncomplicated yeast infection, a standard oral or topical azole antifungal treatment can provide relief for 80% to 90% of people who complete the course. For recurrent yeast infections, maintenance therapy with weekly oral fluconazole for 6 months has been shown to prevent recurrence in most people.
Although boric acid is a safe and effective treatment, it should not be used as a first-choice medication for yeast infections. It is usually used as a second-line treatment to relieve symptoms when other options aren’t working, says Dr. Rachel Minkin, MD, a board-certified urogynecologist in New York City.