Boric Acid Precautions




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Boric acid vs Salicylic acid

Boric Acid
Salicylic Acid
Boric acid is a very effective treatment and prevention for yeast infections. It helps in promoting the proper acid balance in the vagina. The medication is used for treating yeast infections of the vagina and helps in relieving symptoms such as itching and burning. It’s a beta hydroxy acid, well known for reducing acne by exfoliating the skin and keeping the pores clear. Salicylic acid can be found in OTC (over-the-counter) products. These are also available in prescription-strength formulas. Salicylic acid is best for mild acne i.e. blackheads and whiteheads.
Boric acid has very mild antiseptic and antifungal actions. It is a homoeopathic prescription medicine which contains probiotics bacteria and also it contains antioxidants of Vitamin C and E. The medication helps in replenishing normal vaginal acidity and balancing vaginal flora. The medications are used on the skin for treating common skin and foot warts. Salicylic acid helps the wart to peel off gradually. This is also used to remove corns and calluses. The product should not be applied on the face or on moles, birthmarks and genital/anal warts. Salicylic acid comes in the form of cloth (wipe used to cleanse the skin), cream, lotion, liquid, gel, ointment, shampoo and patch to apply to the skin or scalp.
Some of the common side effects of Boric acid are:
  • Vaginal discomfort
  • Mild burning sensation after inserting a capsule
  • Watery vaginal discharge
  • Hives
Some common and serious side effects that can be seen are:
  • Skin
  • Irritation
  • Dizziness
  • Tirednessor Weakness
  • Headache
  • Fast breathing
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting


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Yeast infections are common in healthy adults. Researchers continue to search for treatments that have fewer side effects, better tolerability, and lower cost, as well as being highly effective.


Vaginal yeast infections can be treated with oral medications, usually antifungals, these require a prescription. Other medications are available without a prescription. Boric acid is a common alternative treatment that doctors recommend if first-line treatment hasn't worked or if the infection recurs. People with recurrent vaginal yeast infections may benefit from using boric acid capsules. A doctor can advise you on the best dose and how long to use the medicine.


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