Using boric acid for vaginal infections is a common treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. This antifungal medication can eliminate recurrent yeast infections. However, it can also cause side effects. In addition, it may interact with other medications and herbal products.
What does BV discharge look like?
Bacterial vaginosis is a condition that occurs due to an overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina. These bacteria can cause abnormal discharges and painful urination. It can also be associated with endometritis and preterm labor. Symptoms of bacterial vaginosis include vaginal redness and irritation, and a burning sensation while peeing.
A 2011 research review looked at multiple studies on boric acid for vagina candidiasis. These studies reported that over 95% of women reported immediate relief of symptoms after treatment.
Boric acid has been used as an antiseptic for centuries. Historically, Greek women used it to treat wounds and other female reproductive health problems. In addition to being an antiseptic, boric acid is a strong antiviral agent. Taking it orally can be toxic.
However, some women reported that their symptoms were not completely relieved after treatment. This may be due to the fact that the boric acid suppositories did not completely cure bacterial vaginosis. This is why it is important to discuss the risks and benefits of using boric acid for vaginal infections with a healthcare professional.
Boric acid should only be used as a suppository if prescribed by a health care professional. It is not approved for use in children.