Boric acid suppositories are used to control yeast infections that cause itching and a thick vaginal discharge. As with any drug, it is important to use them properly so that they work most effectively. Boric acid products have been around for years and have proven a useful drug against yeast infections.
What They Are
Boric acid suppositories are boric acid combined with a drug or lubricant such as cocoa butter. It is used to treat and prevent yeast infections, which happen when the candida albicans fungus overgrows in the vagina.
Symptoms include itching around the vagina, burning during urination and intercourse, thick, white discharge from the vagina and painful intercourse. It is a very common infection and boric acid suppositories are often used to treat it.
How They Work
Boric acid suppositories work by getting rid of the fungus that causes the infection, which results in stopping itching, pain and odor. In boric acid suppositories this boron-containing mineral boric acid kills the fungus.
Use boric acid suppositories only on the instructions of a medical professional, and never use boric acid in combination with other boron products (i.e. borax). Using boric acid and borax together can be fatal.
The boric acid is inserted into the vagina using an applicator, without removing the boric acid suppositories from their casing. The boric acid is then slowly released into the vagina over a period of hours.
Properly Using Boric Acid Suppositories
Boric acid suppositories should be inserted into the vagina only as directed by a doctor. They are single-use and disposable boric acid products. It is important to read the boric acid suppository instructions carefully and follow them exactly.