Does Boric Acid Help Cure Bacterial Vaginosis?
Considering boric acid for BV? You’re certainly not alone. In fact, many women have tried boric acid and a number of them have personally told me that they have had good results.
Although the evidence for the use of boric acid for treating bacterial vaginosis is not absolutely conclusive, an article published in the May 2003 issue of “”Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey” did an extensive review of the medical literature regarding the use of boric acid and concluded that boric acid solutions can be recommended to women with recurrent infections which have proven resistant to traditional medicines like antibiotics. As such, boric acid may be an excellent option for women who are suffering from recurring chronic bacterial vaginosis.
If you aren’t familiar with it, boric acid is a white, powdery substance which has both antiviral and antifungal properties. And while bacterial vaginosis is caused neither by a virus or a fungus, for some reason, boric acid seems to have worked for a significant number of women. (I suspect the reason for this is that boric acid, like many other home remedies, reduces alkalinity in the vagina which, in turn, prevents harmful bacteria from growing.)
Boric acid suppositories for BV treatment are available over the counter at many pharmacies. For the do-it-yourselfers out there, you can also buy your own gel capsules at a health food store and fill each one with 500 mg (approximately 1/8 of teaspoon) of high grade boric acid purchased in bulk from the drug store. However, in my view, you would probably be better off purchasing the ready-made boric acid capsules and avoiding the hassle of trying to fill your own.
Once you have the capsules, place one capsule inside your vagina every night for two weeks right before bed. Clean the area in the morning by taking a bath or shower. (Avoid scented soaps wherever possible as this can actually upset your vagina’s pH and undo the positive effects of the boric acid!)
Combined with a proper diet and other measures to improve your body’s natural pH balance, you may find a significant improvement in your condition at the end of the two week course of treatment.