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Doctor insights on: Boric Acid Medication

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Is boric acid cellouse installation hazardous to health?

No hazards: To human health.....a lot of controversy if it protects or insulates a house against insects.

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Boric acid was ingested by my wife in a small amount. Should we be worried?

Yes: Boric acid comes in different forms, all of which have drastically different uses. One common use of boric acid is to exterminate cockroaches and other home infestations of bugs. This form of boric acid can be lethal to humans when ingested and has no applicable use in people. However, the ophthalmic version of boric acid is safe for human treatment. ...Read more

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Can boric acid be swallowed?

Can boric acid be swallowed?

Won't recommned this: Any acid can potentially cause burning in mouth, throat, lung or gastrointestinal tract. The potential scaring from this acid can lead to strictures which can cause obstruction in the body. ...Read more

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Can men use boric acid supositories?

Can men use boric acid supositories?

Why?: For what purpose? Boric acid suppositories are used for yeast infections. Men rarely get yeast infections and even rarer when not on the skin or in the mouth/throat. ...Read more

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Is boric acid good for pussing eyes?

No: I would not advise using it for discharge from the eyes. Most often such discharge is a result of blepharitis. Blepharitis is very common and affects the eyelashes at their bases and the glands that secrete lipid at the lid margins (meibomian glands). A variety of treatments are available but by far the most common and most effective is use of hot compresses and baby shampoo nightly. ...Read more

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Can you use topical boric acid and flucytosine together?

Can you use topical boric acid and flucytosine together?

Drugs. Com: drug interaction checker showed no significant interactions between boric acid topical &
flucytosine. ...Read more

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Could. External washes with boric acid (not sure of the % of dilution) help with bv?

Could. External washes with boric acid (not sure of the % of dilution) help with bv?

Suppositories: Boric acid suppositories are a common way to treat recurrent BV. You will need to have this prescribed by your doctor. Do not dose this yourself. ...Read more

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I've have an unexplained vaginal itch for years now. Nurse pescribed boric acid pills that I may take yr. Or yrs. Is there better or anyother options.?

I've have an unexplained vaginal itch for years now. Nurse pescribed boric acid pills that I may take yr. Or yrs. Is there better or anyother options.?

Hygiene, no irritants: Make sure you see a dr to rule out infection. If not infection, it may be due to chronic irritation. First, practice good hygiene. Wash your external genital area gently with mild, unscented soap & water during showers, & avoid douching or bubble baths. Avoid tight-fitting underwear (cotton is best) or unnecessary use of pads/panty liners. You might also try over-the-counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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What are the side effects boric acid suppositories?

What are the side effects boric acid suppositories?

No suppository: Boric acid is used as an otic solution to dry out ears. I am not aware of any use in the form of a suppository. Unless you are doing under medical direction and supervision, I would strictly avoid boric acid suppositories. ...Read more

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Can I have sex while using boric acid suppositories?

Can I have sex while using boric acid suppositories?

Probably ok: Boric Acid can have a bit of a gritty texture and cause some irritation to you as well as your partner. If these are not bothersome, its probably ok to have intercourse while using boric acid suppositories but good studies on this subject are not available. Remember that boric acid can be fatal if swallowed. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How does boric acid clean out your eyes?

How does boric acid clean out your eyes?

Common in past: Boric acid was used for many years as an eye wash in dilute solution. It is no more effective than other available eyewashes and so has fallen out of favor. If you can use it properly and like its effects, go for it. There are many alternatives however. ...Read more

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Is it possible for boric acid and miconazole to be used at the same time?

Is it possible for boric acid and miconazole to be used at the same time?

Yes: I typically will use one agent at a time though, in this way you can get a better idea of what works for refractory yeast infections. If used at the same time, you won't know what's best if you have a future outbreak. ...Read more

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Can I use boric acid in gelatin while on my period?

Can I use boric acid in gelatin while on my period?

Yes: This isn't likely to cause any harm and may counteract the ph elevation that occurs from blood inside the vagina. Some women find this can prevent chronic recurrent yeast infections that flare with ph elevations that occur in the presence of blood and semen. If the capsules increase irritation, don't use them. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Boric Acid (Roach and Ant killer) on skin for odor?

Is it safe to use Boric Acid (Roach and Ant killer) on skin for odor?

Roaco killer: Not a good idea! See your pharmacist for advice. Mane options to consider. ...Read more

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Why does it look luke oil is in my urine? I've been using boric acid suppositories for almost 2 weeks and never saw this.

Why does it look luke oil is in my urine? I've been using boric acid suppositories for almost 2 weeks and never saw this.

Side effect: It is probably a side effect of long term use of boric acid. Why are you using that for so long anyways? Check with your doctor about alternative treatments for your condition. Boric acid can cause kidney damage. ...Read more

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Can I take a boric acid pill whenever I feel like I have a vaginal infection?

Can I take a boric acid pill whenever I feel like I have a vaginal infection?

Vaginal: Vaginal boric acid works well for yeast infections but does not treat other infections so it is best to know what's going on before treating and if you are having frequent symptoms you definitely need to see someone for a diagnosis. Self treatment can be risky if you miss diagnose! Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Finally found boric acid (after 4 stores) for my yeast infection, it is in powder form, how do I use it?

Finally found boric acid (after 4 stores) for my yeast infection, it is in powder form, how do I use it?

Put into capsules: Boric acid is usually used as suppositories & is very effective. You can make your own "suppositories" by putting the powder into empty capsules and inserting 2 vaginally every nite at bedtime. Only use 2% concentration or less. See http://vaginapagina. Livejournal. Com/4554521.Html and http://www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/yeast_infection9.Html#boricacid for more info... ...Read more

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I have been having recurrent BV and yeast infractions for the past 11months. The meds don't fix it. I'd like to try boric acid, is it safe?

I have been having recurrent BV and yeast infractions for the past 11months. The meds don't fix it. I'd like to try boric acid, is it safe?

BV: Bv and recurrent candidiasis (yeast) can be repeatedly passed back to you by your sexual partner. While being treated for these your partner should be applying appropriate antibiotic and antifungal creams to his penis and you should be treated through one menstrual period. Try this first, but yes, boric acid is safe. ...Read more

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Using boric acid vaginal suppositories does itching get worse before it gets better I'm only on day four and the itching is more bothersome now?

Using boric acid vaginal suppositories does itching get worse before it gets better I'm only on day four and the itching is more bothersome now?

Not typically: One does generally not expect itching to get worse once on treatment. You may need to see you Obgyn to confirm the yeast infection and provide alternative treatment ...Read more

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Hi there, I have been suffering with recurring yeast infections. How do I use boric acid to solve this problem?

Hi there, I have been suffering with recurring yeast infections. How do I use boric acid to solve this problem?

Yeast infection: Boric acid is not likely to solve this. Try having this treated with floconazole for a month or through one menstrual period and simultaneously use a topical antifungal cream or ointment on your sexual partner's penis. If this does not work have your immunity checked. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could take a bath in boric acid to kill scabies?

Can you tell me if I could take a bath in boric acid to kill scabies?

To kill scabies OR: To kill yourself? Boric acid is a skin irritant ; inhalation can be lethal. Boric acid can be used very sparingly on carpet or furniture as a home remedy but not on yourself. If there is significant dust you could inhale it. So the answer is: no, no ; no! ...Read more