Bv treatment boric acid is a homeopathic medicine used to treat vaginal yeast infections. It is a mild antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral compound. It may also help to restore the vaginal pH. Its use has been around for over 100 years.
How long should I use boric acid for BV?
BV is an infection that occurs in one in four women. It causes itching and swelling. It can also cause a foul-smelling fishy odor in the vagina. It is usually treated with five to seven days of antibiotics. It also increases the risk of pelvic inflammatory diseases and infertility.
While antibiotics are usually effective in treating BV, they also kill the normal flora in the vagina. This can lead to an imbalance in the vaginal bacteria, which can cause bacterial vaginosis. The use of boric acid may help to restore the vaginal pH. This may help to reduce the recurrence of BV.
Boric acid can be purchased over the counter. However, it is not recommended for use by pregnant women. It may also cause severe irritation to the vagina. It is recommended that pregnant women use boric acid only under the guidance of their health care provider.
Boric acid should only be used in the vagina if prescribed by a health care provider. A recent study found that the drug is safe when taken at prescribed doses. However, more research is needed to determine its effectiveness.
Boric acid suppositories are inserted into the vagina, using an applicator. They are used as an alternative to traditional antifungal creams. However, they may not provide relief as quickly as other therapies.