A lot of women look for natural remedies when a yeast or BV infection is keeping them up at night. But the truth is, most home remedies won’t work unless you start with a thorough diagnosis and regular follow-ups.
When should you not use boric acid?
Fortunately, there are several safe and effective solutions for recurrent yeast or bacterial vaginosis. One of these is boric acid, a white powder that can be inserted into your vagina for short-term use or taken daily to rebalance the healthy bacteria in your vagina.
Can boric acid cure bv? Boric acid has antifungal, antiseptic, and antiviral properties that help restore the vagina’s pH and replenish the flora in your vaginal area. It also helps reduce the itching and discharge in your vagina.
It is important to note that boric acid is only safe for use in the vagina, and it should not be used by mouth as it can be toxic if swallowed. Before you start taking boric acid, consult your doctor.
Yeast infections can lead to changes in the pH of your vagina and increase the number of harmful fungi and bacteria that aren’t healthy for you. So, if you have a yeast infection that is recurring or you have an ongoing problem with BV that doesn’t seem to be getting better with antibiotics alone, ask your OB-GYN for a prescription of boric acid suppositories.
Research has shown that a dual boric acid and EDTA treatment (TOL-463) is quite effective at treating both yeast and BV infections. While it’s still in clinical trials, this combination of boric acid and a chemical that breaks up biofilms could be a great addition to your BV treatment regimen.