Boric Acid Suppositories And Yeast Infection

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Boric Acid Suppositories

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You are feeling of burning sensation; having an unpleasant white and thick discharge from your genitals or you may be experiencing with the horrible redness and extreme itching in your skin. Whatever the case, you are probably suffering from ‘Vaginal Yeast Infections’ which can be very painful and annoying. Boric Acid Suppositories would be the best alternative remedy in vaginal yeast infections.

Boric Acid

Boric acid is a colorless crystals or slightly unctuous white powder. It is odorless and is stable in air. It is commonly used as an antiseptic. More importantly, it is used to treat yeast and fungal infections such as candidiasis (vaginal yeast infection). It can also be used as prevention of athlete’s foot, by inserting powder in the socks or stockings, and in solution can be used to treat some kinds of ottitis externa (ear infection) in both humans and animals. It should be stored at temperatures lower than 25oC. A dilute water solution of boric acid is commonly used as a mild antiseptic and eyewash. Besides, it has also usage in leather manufacturing, electroplating, and cosmetics. Boric acid interferes with the reproduction of fungi and molds. The USEPA classifies boric acid as low to very low in toxicity for skin irritation.

What is Yeast Infection?

Vaginal yeast infection is characterized by an excess growth of yeast organisms in the vagina which causes ‘Vaginitis’ (inflammation of vagina). It is one of the most common reasons for the women to consult their healthcare professionals. Itching, swelling, pain during urination and sexual intercourse, production of a thick & white discharge from the vagina are some of the common signs and symptoms in vaginal yeast infection. Discharge may range from scant to thick and white and may or may not be go with a strong odor. Classic symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection include severe itching of the external and internal genitalia and a white discharge that may resemble cottage cheese. Other symptoms may include swelling, redness, and irritation of the outer and inner vaginal lips, painful sex, and painful urination due to irritation of the urethra. These symptoms are inconvenient and can cause severe discomfort and hence affect the lifestyle in another way. Vaginal yeast infection is common among women of childbearing age but can occur in women of any age. Symptoms are often worse immediately after intercourse or the menstrual period. Certain factors increase the risk of getting a vaginal yeast infection which include using medications like antibiotics, birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy, or corticosteroids; being pregnant; and wearing tight-fitting clothes. Immune system problems, diabetes, and other diseases also increase the risk of yeast infections. Yeast infections usually are caused by Candida albicans, a one-celled fungus that normally lives in the vagina, mouth, and digestive tract as a “friendly” fungus that causes no symptoms of active disease.

Candida may overgrow and change from a one-cell fungus (usually harmless) into long branches of yeast cells called mycelia. This condition is known as candidiasis. The causes of candidiasis are wide ranging which include changes to the vagina’s normal acidic environment from pregnancy, contraception, menopause, and other hormonal factors. Diabetic women are more susceptible to chronic yeast infections because of their blood sugar levels.

Other health factors include stress, fatigue, anemia, allergies, and low thyroid levels. Immune deficiency, HIV infection, steroid drugs, radiation, and chemotherapy can compromise the body’s natural immunity, leaving the vagina prone to yeast development. The warm and moist conditions in the menstruation period provide a favorable condition for the yeast growth. Regular douching or use of vaginal sprays, tampons, panty liners, commercial bubble baths, nylon underwear, and nylon tights can aggravate the infection.

Boric Acid Suppositories

Boric acid has long been used as a very effective treatment for vaginal infections. It has been proved to be one of the healthier treatments for vaginal yeast infection. It has been reported that boric acid is effective in curing up to 98% of patients who have previously failed to respond to most commonly used antifungal agents. Since boric acid attributes as a mild antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral agent, it is commonly used in the form of suppositories which is inserted in the vagina to treat yeast infection. An estimated 75 percent of all women are likely to develop such infections sometime during their lives, and about half of them probably will experience recurrent episodes. A simple and inexpensive remedy boric acid suppositories inserted in the vagina may provide relief.

There have been several published reports showing that 600 mg vaginal suppositories provide symptomatic relief in just 24 hours. It usually takes about 10 days of treatment (one 600 mg suppository capsule inserted in the morning and another in the evening) to wipe out the infection. If the problem returns, a repeated course of treatment of two to three days might be needed. Treatment for current yeast infections with boric acid suppositories requires that one capsule be inserted as deeply as possible into the vagina in the morning and evening for about five to ten days; women who suffer from recurrent yeast infections may use one capsule vaginally at bedtime twice weekly for prevention beginning one week after menstruation.

What is Suppository?

Suppositories are solid, normally bullet shaped preparations designed for easy insertion into the anus and vagina. They are normally made of a solid vegetable oil that contains medicine. The suppository dissolves at body temperature and gradually spreads over the lining of the rectum and vagina, where it is absorbed into the blood stream or acts locally. They are used either to provide local action in the vagina or rectum, or as alternative to oral forms of medicine (eg;, someone is continuously feeling sick or is unable to take anything by mouth).

Mode of Application of Boric Acid Suppositories
  • Wash your hands with clean water and then dry it.
  • Remove any foil of plastic wrapping from the Boric Acid Suppository.
  • Gently but firmly push the suppository into the vagina, pointed end first. If necessary moisten the end of suppository with a little water. Push it enough so that it doesn’t slip out.
  • Close your legs and sit or lie for a few minutes.
  • Wash your hands again.

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Safety

When used as a vaginal suppository, boric acid is only known to occasionally cause skin irritation. However, when used by mouth (internally), in open wounds, or by children, boric acid is toxic. It should be never swallowed. It is important to know that boric acid should be kept out of reach of children. Boric acid suppositories are not safe to use in the period of pregnancy. When boric acid enters the body it can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dermatitis, kidney damage, acute failures of the circulatory system, and even death. In most recent research, no serious side effects were reported when boric acid was used as a treatment for vaginitis. At the time of writing, there were no well-known drug interactions with boric acid.

Note:

The information presented above is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article in the websites. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications.

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