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

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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