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Boric Acid Risk In Pregnancy
Roaco killer: Not a good idea! See your pharmacist for advice. Mane options to consider. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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.
I was prescribed boric acid vaginal capsules on 10/31/2013 to balance my PH levels. My Rx says to discard on 10/31/14. Is it still safe to use?
No: It is not recommended to use a medication that has expired over one year ago. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I have been having recurrent BV and yeast infractions for the past 11months. The meds don't fix it. Id 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