How Often Should You Use Boric Acid Suppositories
How often should you use boric acid suppositories (prefilled with 600 mg of boric acid) are usually inserted vaginally at night. This helps rebalance the vagina’s pH and treat yeast infections and BV.
Yeast infection and BV are caused by an overgrowth of the fungi candida, which can make you feel itchy, irritated, or even painful during sex. In most cases, they’re treated with antifungal medications and antibiotics.
How to Use a Boric Acid Suppository
Using a boric acid suppository is easy and safe, as long as you follow instructions. Typically, you’ll need to insert one capsule into your vagina as far as it will go, and you may experience some discharge afterward. If you do, you can use a panty liner or washable period underwear to keep your underwear dry and comfortable.
Do not use boric acid suppositories if you have any of the following
You can also insert a suppository into your vagina manually by inserting the applicator or finger. However, you should always wash your hands before and after using a suppository, as you’ll be ingesting the boric acid.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your healthcare provider before starting treatment with boric acid. This drug can cause birth defects, so you should only use it with your healthcare professional’s approval.
You should also stop using it and see your health care provider right away if you have severe symptoms, like bloody or thick vaginal discharge. This is especially important if you have other vaginal conditions, such as vulvovaginal atrophy or cystitis.