Boric Acid Uses
- Boric acid helps to restore normal vaginal acidity and balances vaginal flora. It treats vaginal yeast infections, and candidiasis and alleviates the burning, itching, and odour symptoms.
- This medicine can be used as antiseptic dressings for wounds, minor cuts and burns.
- Being an antibacterial compound, it is used to treat skin problems like acne treatment and otitis externa (ear infection).
- It is put in the socks or stockings to prevent the athlete's foot.
How to use Boric Acid?
Before you try boric acid take an appointment with a doctor for a proper diagnosis. They will also offer guidance on how boric acid can be used and other alternative remedies. Follow all the directions written on the boric acid prescription label.
Don’t take this medicine orally. Boric acid is for external use only. Avoid this medication if you are having wounds, open sores, or ulcerations in the vaginal part.
The regular dosage of boric acid is 1 suppository which is inserted into the vagina once a day for 3 to 6 days in a row. Follow the doctor's dosage instructions.
Wash the hands before and after inserting the vaginal suppository.
Avoid holding the suppository for a long time or it will melt in your hands. Boric Acid Vaginal Suppositories are packaged with single-use disposable applicators.
Use this drug only with the applicator provided. Do not reuse a disposable applicator. You can use a sanitary pad to keep the medicine from staining your clothes, but don't use a tampon.
Keep each vaginal suppository in the foil pouch until you are ready to insert one.
Frequently Asked Questions:
No, it does not prevent pregnancy and should not be used as a birth control.
It's not sure whether it will harm the unborn baby. Consult your gynaecologist if you’re pregnant or planning a baby.
Overdose of vaginal boric acid will not harm you. But if by chance you have swallowed it then seek immediate medical attention.