Boric acid suppository for bv is a common treatment for yeast infections (candidasis). It works by preventing the growth of two types of fungi: Candida albicans and Candida glabrata.
Yeast infections are fairly common, and often occur in people who are immunosuppressed or who are pregnant. They can cause itching, redness, and discharge.
The condition can be treated with antifungal drugs or by using a topical cream. In some cases, however, these medications don’t work as well as expected or they can recur.
Another option is boric acid suppositories, which are small gelatin capsules that you insert into your vagina. They contain 600 mg of boric acid and are usually taken for 7 to 14 days.
How to Use a Boric Acid Suppository
When you need to use a boric acid suppository, gently insert one of the capsules as far into your vagina as possible. Some products come with an applicator, but you can also just use your finger.
You should wear panty liner or washable period underwear while you are using the suppository to help absorb any discharge that may form in your vagina. Depending on your doctor’s instructions, you may be able to take a few more than the prescribed amount of the suppository at a time.
Boric acid is safe when used in the doses prescribed by your doctor. But you should not use it if you are pregnant, have low blood pressure, or are taking certain medicines or supplements.