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Does Boric Acid for Yeast Infection Work?

Updated on March 24, 2015
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As a researcher and author, John provides information in an easy-to-understand way that helps readers understand their condition.

Why Boric Acid for Yeast Infection?

Boric acid functions efficiently for yeast infection due to the fact that, apart from its anti-fungal properties, it is also acidic, i.e. it has a pH under 7.0.

This acidic value makes for an exceptionally hostile atmosphere for yeast to grow and maintain itself in, thus ensuring the yeast will eventually perish.

But before looking into the effectiveness of boric acid for yeast infection, let's take a quick look at yeast infection...

Yeast Infection

The yeast accountable for creating the majority of yeast infections is called Candida Albicans.

Fortunately, the vaginal area has a very complicated protection system that generally keeps Candida Albicans and various other damaging germs under control.

But, if some trigger causes the level of acidity, or the amount of probiotics (friendly germs), in the vagina to reduce, then the Candida can multiply and overgrow into a full-blown yeast infection.

Things like a lowered immune system, anti-biotics overuse, hormone problems, high blood-sugar, and anxiety or stress, could trigger this situation.

Over 75 % of women in America will experience yeast infection at least once in their lifetime due to these kinds of triggers. And around 50% of these will suffer from recurring yeast infections which can lead to serious health problems if not tackled head on.

The actual percentages are probably considerably higher because many women prefer to handle the infection themselves, so that they are missing from the official statistics. But, sadly, near to 50 % of self-treatment efforts prove unproductive.

Effectiveness of Boric Acid for Yeast Infection

Although the success rate for women who treat their condition themselves is not great, many women who have tried boric acid for yeast infection have discovered a good deal of success.

Indeed, the results of a variety of medical researches have clearly revealed that boric acid for yeast infection is extremely effective; as effective as, or even better than, anti-fungal drugs such as fluconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconazole, and nystatin.

And in many higher risk clients, such as those experiencing HIV or diabetes, it was discovered to be a lot more effective than conventional antifungal drugs; a 98 % success rate compared with 28 % for medicines.

How to Make Boric Acid Suppositories for Yeast Infection

Please watch the video on making boric acid suppositories for yeast infection. The quality could be better but the content is good...

How to Use Boric Acid for Yeast Infection Safely

Here's how to use boric acid for vaginal yeast infection...

Take one 600 mg boric acid capsule and place into the vagina every night for a week. If you do not see any kind of improvement in your disorder, you might need to continue for a longer period.

Take note that you can either make up your very own by buying boric acid powder and capsules from your pharmacy or online (see video below), or, obtain a prescription from your doctor for ready-made boric acid capsules.

Because of its level of acidity, boric acid can at times cause irritation, even when used appropriately. Applying vitamin E oil or Vaseline prior to placing the capsule in the vagina can help to lower the risk of irritation.

Safety Notes:-

  • Boric acid is a poison and as such can be harmful and indeed dangerous, if not used correctly.
  • You should obtain help from your physician prior to using this particular remedy and be guided by them at all times.
  • Boric acid should not be consumed under any circumstances.
  • Care must be taken to keep boric acid away from open cuts, sores and eyes.
  • Make sure you wash your hands right away after coming into contact with boric acid capsules.
  • Keep out of the reach of children and animals.

Boric Acid for Yeast Infection References

  • http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/boric-acid-for-vaginal-yeast-infection-topic-overview
  • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002485.htm
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boric_acid

Disclaimer

The content of this Hub is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to be a substitute for proper medical diagnosis, treatment or advice, and you should not assume that it is. Always consult your health-care provider / physician / doctor before taking any medications, natural remedies, supplements, or making any major changes to your diet.

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      Fastfreta - thanks so much for leaving your comment and for your votes. Yes, many yeast infection sufferers have said that they have had great success with boric acid. But, as I stated in the article, you have to use with great caution. It should not be taken orally.

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      Alfreta Sailor 5 years ago from Southern California

      Actually I don't have this particular problem, (but anything natural healing always catch my attention), however I do have intestinal yeast overgrowth,but this was really interesting. Your video was very helpful. I am going to pin this, because I'm sure it will be very helpful to so many.

      Voted up, useful, interesting. Pinned

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