Making boric acid suppositories is a mildly antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal medication that has become popular as a home treatment for vaginal infections. It works to restore vaginal health by balancing the pH level in your body, which can help protect you from infections.
It can also be used to treat trichomoniasis, which is an infection caused by bacteria that causes painful, itchy vaginal discharge that resembles cottage cheese. It can be prescribed by your doctor as an alternative treatment to antibiotics, and it may help prevent recurrent infections.
How to Make Boric Acid Suppositories
Making boric acid suppositories is easy if you follow the directions on the package. These instructions may differ between brands, so it is important to read the packaging before using a product for the first time.
What to Expect From Using Boric Acid Suppositories
Depending on the brand, you will usually find an applicator in the box with the capsules. Inserting boric acid suppositories with an applicator can be easier than doing it with your fingers, but it is still important to follow the directions carefully.
How to Use Boric Acid Suppositories
The best way to use boric acid suppositories for relief from yeast infection symptoms is to insert them into your vagina. You can do this standing up with your feet spread apart or laying down with your knees bent.
Some women may experience mild burning or irritation when using boric acid suppositories, but this is usually temporary and will resolve once the capsules have completely dissolved in your body. If you have any spotting or discomfort, stop using the suppositories and contact your healthcare practitioner for advice.