Boric Acid Suppositories
Boric acid suppositories have long been used as a very effective solution for vaginal infections, and medical research on the topic dates back over 25 years. It has been used for vaginal yeast infections when conventional antifungal medications no longer work or are considered a nuisance. It has been reported that boric acid is effective in helping up to 98% of patients who have previously failed to respond to most commonly used antifungal agents. Since boric acid attributes as a mild antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral agent, it is commonly used in the form of suppositories which is inserted in the vagina to treat yeast infection. It is estimated that 75% of all women are likely to develop such infections sometime during their lives, and about half of them will likely experience recurrent episodes. A simple and inexpensive boric acid suppository inserted in the vagina may provide relief.
Several published reports show that 600 mg vaginal suppositories provide symptomatic relief in just 24 hours. It takes approximately 10 days of treatment (one 600 mg suppository capsule inserted in the morning and another in the evening) to wipe out the infection. If the problem returns, a repeated course of treatment of two to three days might be needed. Treatment for current yeast infections with boric acid suppositories requires that one capsule be inserted as deeply as possible into the vagina in the morning and evening for about five to ten days; women who suffer from recurrent yeast infections may use one capsule vaginally at bedtime twice weekly for prevention beginning one week prior to menstruation.
1. Wash hands with soap and warm water prior to handling suppositories.
2. Gently push the suppository deep into the vagina (approximately 1"-2”) with a clean finger.
3. Wash hands again with soap and warm water.
If inserting a suppository with your finger is inconvenient or uncomfortable, we offer a 7 pack of reusable applicators for hygienic and correct placement of size 00 suppositories. Printed instructions are included with the the applicators.
When used as a vaginal suppository, boric acid is only known to occasionally cause irritation, and a watery discharge may occur several hours after use. If taken by mouth (internally), in open wounds, or by children, boric acid is toxic. It should be never swallowed. Boric acid should be kept out of reach of children. When boric acid is swallowed it can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dermatitis, kidney damage, acute failures of the circulatory system, and even death. Research has not been done on pregnant women, therefore, boric acid suppositories are said to be unsafe to use during pregnancy, unless recommended by a doctor. The products and claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
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