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Doctor insights on: Boric Acid Side Effects

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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 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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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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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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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