How Boric Acid Can Treat Your Yeast InfectionCheckable Health
Yeast infections are incredibly uncomfortable and no fun at any age. Experts say that 75% of all women will get at least one yeast infection in their lifetime, and 8% of women will get up to 4 per year! If you’re one of the lucky ones that keep getting them repeatedly, then we may have a solution for you. Boric acid, a white powder that is often used as an antiseptic, insecticide, flame retardant, and neutron absorber, might be the answer you've been searching for.
We know that a yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of yeast in the vagina called Candida albicans. Researchers concluded that boric acid is a safe alternative to other OTC creams and treatments. In fact, it has been used to treat vaginal infections for over 100 years. Not only is boric acid an antiviral and antifungal, but it also can treat both Candida albicans and the more resistant Candida glabrata yeast strains that other creams may fail to target. If you’re living with chronic yeast infections, this treatment is worth investigating.
How it Works
Boric acid is a white powder or crystalline solid that acts as a strong antiviral and antifungal agent that prevents Candida fungi from growing. It comes available as vaginal suppositories that are inserted into the vagina. Don't worry, there is scientific evidence to support this. Research suggests that boric acid interferes with the yeast’s natural life cycle, preventing it from growing to become infectious. According to the CDC, women with recurrent yeast infections may benefit most from boric acid treatment, especially when other treatments have failed, including fluconazole or a topical antifungal cream. It can also have the best effects if used in conjunction with other antifungal drugs or creams. There is also a growing body of evidence that shows that when a woman uses the optimal concentration, boric acid has fewer side effects than standard creams. Just remember to use the recommended dose.
How to Use Boric Acid Suppositories
The CDC recommends using vaginal suppositories containing 600 mg of boric acid each. A suppository should be used once daily for up to 2 weeks. Always make sure to read the box and follow the instructions on the medication’s label.
Before using a vaginal suppository, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly to prevent bacteria from entering the body.
To use a suppository, a person should:
- Fill the applicator and lie on your back with knees bent or stand with one foot raised on a chair.
- Insert the applicator gently into the vagina.
- Press the plunger to release the capsule.
- Gently remove the applicator.
Some instructions may recommend using a suppository before bed to reduce the risk of medicine leaking out. It is also noted that they are safe to use during menstruation. Using boric acid suppositories and yeast infection creams together can prevent and treat chronic vaginal infections. One rebalances your pH and promotes vaginal acidity, while the other actively works to kill off yeast and stop it from multiplying. There you have it...boric acid could be the cure you've been searching for. You're welcome.
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