Boric acid suppositories for BV are a method recommended by some alternative practitioners in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. There is some dispute over their effectiveness by some, but others will swear by them.
The principles are that the acidic pH level of boric acid will counteract the alkaline pH levels which occur when you have BV. Boric acid is sold in pharmacies at a concentration suitable for medical use and it is absolutely vital that you confirm that you are buying powder of a correct concentration if you are wanting to make your own. Of course, you can buy ready made capsules but these work out more expensive than making up your own.
Another word of caution relates to the ingestion of Boric Acid. Although suitable for use in some circumstances, it should never be eaten and if this is done accidentally, then you must contact a medical practitioner right away.
To make Boric acid suppositories for BV, you first need to obtain the powder from a pharmacy. As said before, ensure it is of the correct strength. It usually comes in a pharmacy bottle. The strength for bacterial vaginosis use should be no more than 2% concentration. If you are at all unsure, swallow your embarrassment and ask the pharmacist if it is suitable for vaginal use. This is an economical product to buy, with a whole bottle costing just a few dollars.
You can buy empty size zero gel capsules from a number of pharmacies which are made from dissolvable gelatin and these, along with the powder, are what you need to make your capsules.
Making Boric Acid Suppositories For BV
Pour a small quantity of the powder into a small shallow dish. Carefully open up the gel capsule by pulling it apart. Scoop up the powder into both halves and refasten it. The capsules can be used for a few nights, with most women finding that 2 per night for about 10 nights is sufficient. However, if your symptoms are mild it could be that they reduce after a couple of nights use and it would be wise to stop treatment if this is the case.
When using Boric acid suppositories for BV, it is always best to insert the capsules when you are completely ready for bed. Lie flat and try to ensure you’ve been to the bathroom before insertion. Ensuring that you stay flat as long as possible will give the best effect. In the morning, ensure that you have a quick shower (avoiding perfumed soaps and shower gels) to clean off any surplus.
Are Boric Acid Suppositories For BV Dangerous?
The concentrations you can buy from the pharmacy are clearly stated on the bottle and as previously stated, you should ensure that this is 2% or below. If you have any doubts at all, you should consult your own doctor before using the suppositories.
Boric acid works by rebalancing the pH level within the vagina. When you have BV, it is an indication that the pH level has switched from the normally healthy acidic level to an alkaline level which causes the symptoms associated with bacterial vaginosis. Boric acid will kill off the harmful bacteria and help to correct the pH level. Some people experience mild discomfort and a slight burning sensation from using Boric acid suppositories, but this is unusual. If you experience anything other than “mild” discomfort, then discontinue use immediately. Like most pharmaceutical products intended for external use, you should never ingest it and if this unwittingly happens, contact your doctor.
As well as Boric acid suppositories for BV, there are many other strategies which can be used as part of a full and proper treatment plan to completely eradicate bacterial vaginosis in the quickest possible time. If you would like to see details of a completely natural plan, why not try BV Cures, which is guaranteed to cure BV within 3 days.
Also useful is the bacterial vaginosis tea tree oil treatment.
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