Hey girl hey! Have you ever been to your OB-GYN with symptoms that include a fishy-odor, painful intercourse, or prominent changes in your vaginal discharge and were prescribed antibiotics? Only to have the same recurring symptoms shortly after? You might have been prescribed boric acid. Maybe you didn't receive enough information, or you still have questions?
Let's take a closer look.
What is It?
Boric acid is a non-potent acid used for many years as an antiseptic. Its ingredients have been found in various volcanic areas in Europe and North America. Recorded history has also proven its use during ancient Greek times for cleaning and preserving. Boric acid pills are used to help maintain a normal pH balance of the vagina.
What is it used For?
Boric acid pills are used as an alternative treatment for: BV (bacterial vaginosis), yeast infections and trichomoniasis (STI)
- BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS- excessive bacterial activity; an imbalance of good and
bad bacteria. Some symptoms can include white/gray discharge with a fish-odor
- YEAST INFECTION- increase growth of yeast in vagina. Symptoms can include
pain during intercourse, pain while urinating, vaginal discharge resembling
How do I use It?
“Always remember to consult with your healthcare physician before use”
Directions: Wash hands and fingers thoroughly before insertion. When inserting use an
applicator or fingers to insert into your vagina as comfortably possible. Many
women recommend wearing a panty-liner for protection from discharge from the
“Always consult with your healthcare physician for advice on how long to use
You should NOT be using Boric Acid pills if you fall under the following categories:
- During pregnancy
- Avoid use 24 hours before & after waxing/shaving
- VAGINAL INSERTION ONLY- boric acid pills are highly poisonous and should never be taken orally.
“This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.”