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Boric Acid Cure for Bacterial Vaginosis

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Posted by Desperatern (Tuscaloosa,al) on 11/02/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I'm so happy I found this site, I've suffered with this MONSTER (BV) for 5yrs...and I've tried everything from antibiotics to douches, tea tree oil baths and probiotics all worked Temporary.. So reluctantly I tried the pure boric acid (which I ordered from Amazon along with 00 veggie capsule) & it worked instantly. I insert 1 capsule nightly for 7 nights twice a monthly. Ladies I know your pain & shame this is very embarrassing. I visited my MD severallllllllll times only to get more pills, pay copayments and still only temporary relief, I'm healthcare provider(RN) and I had to be proactive in my own care, I was desperate and really had nothing to lose but that FUNKY odor :) I did my research on boric acid and in its purest form vaginally insertion is SAFE!!!! Good Luck suffers #ROLL-TIDE

Replied by Sarah
Baltimore
11/26/2013

Can you please be more specific with what boric acid you used from amazon.

Replied by Naturalaquarian
Charlotte,nc
12/09/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Thanks so much! I am also a nurse and for the last year this has made me feel so embarrassed, especially at work when I felt like my co-workers and patients could smell the odor. My gyn suggested Boric Acid months ago, but because I was so frustrated, I blew it off until last week. Amazon delivered Sunday, and I swear to goodness this morning (Monday), the odor was already GONE. I even did a finger test to the "honey hole" and I could not believe there was none of that smelly off white discharge! I am going to continue through Thursday for a 5 day total and see...I don't know how I will incorporate this into when I have "relations" or the dreaded "Mary" comes. For today, I just felt great prancing around without the scent of road kill lingering over me!!!

Replied by Christine
Chicago, Il
07/11/2014

Ok so ladies I've been sitting here with these boric acid pills for a month now and I'm so scared to use them. I'm going to tell you why lol... Last year 4-13-13 I had my fourth son and things took a turn for the worse and I was bleeding out so they did a dnc and they stopped the blood. I'm eternally grateful but now I have bv. So sex and my period trigger it off and also I just got the Essure so I can't have kids anymore. I have tried the antibiotics that didn't work three times. I took the vaginal gel twice, nope didn't work. I tried the yogurt, didn't work. I've been taking probiotics nothing!!!!! So it's been a little over a year and I'm sitting here with these pills, 600mg prescription and I'm nevous. But Imma suck it up and I will be back if you don't hear from me well u know something's up but email me and ask me I'm open to to answer any questions because I don't know about anyone else. I also suffer from panic attacks and anxiety, so this is where I'm scared to use it.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
07/11/2014

Hey Christine!

If you are worried about a reaction, make a paste out of water and the boric acid and apply it to sensitive skin - the crease of your elbow, under arm, behind your knee - and see if you get an adverse reaction.

I have used the boric acid powder and made up my own pills using gel caps and it worked fine. You might also consider using Borax in the gel cap as well.

Good luck!


Posted by Nadia (Florida) on 08/07/2013

I have chronic BV, I am now trying making my own 00 size capsules of boric acid. I didn't realize, but I bought empty BEEF gelatin capsules to insert vaginally into vagina to heal a Bacterial infection. Everything I have read says to use VEGETARIAN capsules.. Is the beef ok to insert into vagina? Sounds gross. Also, is there an odor (not from the BV) that is from the boric acid discharge? I don't have any burning.


Posted by Wdg6731 (Baltimore, Md) on 08/01/2013

I am a 46 year old peri-menopausal woman who has been battling BV/yeast infections/UTIs for the past 2 years. I had a laparascopic hysterectomy six months ago (still patting myself on the back for doing that) so my the recurrences are not as frequent but I still get them. I am considering trying boric acid (buying the powder and capsules online) but want to know if any of you have experienced any side effects. I am in a committed relationship and don't use condoms and don't want to have to go back to using them if I don't have to but am tired of having to deal with this.

Replied by Wdg6731
Baltimore, Md
08/01/2013

BTW.. I've tried acidopholus, anitbiotics, OTC remedies, hydorgen peroxide, probiotics, supplements, colloidal silver, folic adic a combination of the above and nothing has helped. I wear comfortable all-cotton underwear and sleep in the nude. I don't use excessive perfumes, exercise regularly and try to eat a relatively balanced diet (a few indulgences). I rarely drink and don't do drugs. HELP!!!

Replied by Elizabeth
Nashville
08/01/2013

I've been using boric acid off and on since 2009 and haven't experienced any negative effects. I make my own capsules and use it also to wipe down the labia. You insert 2 capsules every night for up to two weeks for an active BV/Yeast infection. Make sure to wear a panty liner because it liquifies in about 6 hours or so and...... Whoosh! For me, I usually get the symptoms a few days after sex so I know it's mostly a PH thing for me. Semen is very alkaline and your vagina is supposed to me somewhat acidic.

I also incorporate tea tree, oregano and coconut oil in with my treatments. All are anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. Oregano oil is excellent to treat BV/YI but you must use a diluted amount, since it can burn you.

Hope this helps and good luck!

Posted by Maria (Miami, Fl) on 07/11/2013
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

Hello, I have been dealing with BV for almost 8 months now. I found out I had it because of a fishy smell I noticed (it was my only symptom). I was scared to death because I had never had anything like it before, and I have always been very clean. I have only had 2 sexual partners my whole life, and the BV started with the second partner, which is my current boyfriend (The BV started about 3 months after we started having unprotected sex)...

I went to the doctor and she prescribed me metronidazole... This cured me after the 3rd pill, but only for a short period of time. The BV was back 2 weeks later! I went and got another round of antibiotics, which I hate to take because I also take birth control pills which stop working with antibiotics.... Anyways, the same thing happened again- I got the BV a few days after I was done with the 2nd round of antibiotics. I also used the R------ gel, but that is just a temporary solution and super expensive. After that I decided to look for an alternative cure. I read for hours and hours on online forums to find another method to cure the BV... I tried a lot of them, including the Hydrogen Peroxide douches, taking vitamins (acidophilus) etc. , but the best one has been the Boric Acid pills, which I make myself (I fill the capsules and insert them).

I am so tired of inserting these pills due to the BV, but it is the only thing that seems to work, at least temporarily... And the discharge and smell of them is not pretty either, I hate it. I always have the white discharge from the pills and I hate the smell. I noticed the BV gets worse with my period. If I do not have and I get my period if comes back with it. However, I do not insert any boric acid pills during the days I have my period, just to give my body a rest from the pills. I am concerned about my future if I keep doing this, will it affect my reproductive system? Is there any permanent cure for BV? Please help me, I am so desperate!!! I am only 25 and look forward to having kids in a few years, but I don't know what the consequences will be if I keep inserting these pills... I don't know what to do anymore, it is not only uncomfortable, but also embarrassing : /

Replied by Adc
Phoenix, Az
07/11/2013

To Maria with recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis - you will likely be doing yourself a huge favor to resume condom usage! Use them, use them, use them! 2 things, or both, could be occurring here - (1) you and your partner keep passing the bacteria back and forth, leaving your body constantly compromised, and/or (2) your own vaginal wetness (in response to sexual stimulation) plus your partners' sperm results in excess moisture that does not leave the body quickly enough, creating the ideal conditions for BV to thrive. Once I became a condom advocate in my own bed (including with my committed partner), I never again had an intercourse-related infection. Just one infection in many, many years and that was related to antibiotic use, not sexual activity.

Now, I'm sure all the men out there reading this are not at all pleased with that sugggestion, but, really, no one should have to suffer medical ailments from having sex - planned pregnancy aside.

At the minimum, experiment: abstain from sex for a few weeks while treating the BV to allow your body to fully recover, then reintroduce sex with condoms ... See if the results are favorable. Good luck!


Posted by Jennifer (Houston, Tx) on 06/27/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Boric acid is a God send. I have ridiculous, recurrent BV. Thankfully, I discovered boric acid after a favorite remedy changed the formula for their suppository. I was desperate and found the boric acid remedy on this forum. I haven't taken antibiotics for BV in six years, but I've had it several times a year since then. A few days' worth of suppositories and it is seriously gone until I commit the ultimate vaginal sin of semen in the vagina.


Posted by Natalie (Miami, Fl) on 06/04/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I never post any reviews or comments on anything, but in this situation I had to express my RELIEF and HAPPINESS from these miraculous results. I am 23 years old and I have been suffering from chronic vaginal yeast and BV since I was 19. I went through countless OTC medications and doctor prescriptions that never worked. The weird part was that I never had any odor, only the clumpy discharge and discomfort during sex. Regardless, it was still embarrassing and it was definitely affecting my sex life with my boyfriend. I was beginning to feel depressed and hopeless as I thought I would never find a cure for this. After extensive research, I came across this recipe which I encourage all of you to try, as it cured me after only ONE use!

- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 2 teaspoons Boric Acid
- Acidophilus Probiotic capsules
- Ice stick/cube mold tray

1. Melt 1/2 cup of coconut oil in the microwave.

2. Mix in 2 teaspoons of boric acid powder. Stir thoroughly.

3. Add as many acidophilus probiotic capsules as you like by opening them up and releasing the powder into the mix.

4. Pour the mix into the ice tray filling each mold. Put in freezer until solid.

5. When ready to place in vagina, cut the stick/cube in half (a whole one is too big).

6. Insert in vagina for as many days as desired in the PM (AM is optional). Most likely, the discharge will be gone after just one use. The coconut oil serves as a soothing and lubricating factor in the mix, as the boric acid alone might cause irritation. The acidophilus probiotic restores the body's natural flora. The boric acid kills yeast and restores the vagina's pH balance. This has worked wonders for me and I am so happy I came across the boric acid remedy. I hope this recipe is helpful for all you ladies in need of a cure. The answer is finally here!

Replied by Marie
Germany
01/28/2015

How often do you use them? What is your routine? Thanks!

Replied by Bbfield
Northern Ca., US
02/10/2015

How big are these little cold pressed pieces when you use them?


Posted by Tiffer137 (Utica, NY, United States) on 04/09/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I just want to say that I have felt the embarrassment and stress of suffering from recurring bacterial infections like all of you women on this site. For years, the infections would come and go as they pleased. For about a year now, they have faithfully came every time I have intercourse with my boyfriend and he ejaculates inside me. I have had my gyno prescribe the metro gel over and over and gotten tested for STD's and the whole works. We have resorted to him pulling out so I don't get infections, but sometimes in the heat of the moment it doesn't always work that way. I am glad I finally found this site. I tried the hydrogen peroxide douches with taking acidophilus for a few months, and the infection always came back. Then I saw the posts about boric acid. I am so glad I went forward with it. I bought the powder and gel capsules off amazon, and I took other women's advice about mixing the powder with an oil, and I had some vitamin E oil sitting around. Inserting one boric acid/vitamin E capsule after a slip-up and at the end of my period works wonders. My vagina stays fresh and I don't have to worry about the embarrassing discharge and odor! Thanks fellow sufferers!

Replied by Snottsdale Bratt
Phoenix/scottsdale
05/17/2014

Doing extensive research for my own BV prognosis, but I can no longer bite my tongue regarding two topics within this thread...

I. I have only recently been having this issue, brought on by the life-threatening necessity of taking antibiotics for a tooth that got impacted/infected a few months back. Unless my life is at stake, I will not use antibiotics. And doctors are so eager to issue them these days (& even for as little as a common cold! ), & in most cases, without even testing past taking your temperature &/or looking down your throat. The dispensing of these cell-murdering warriors has gotten far out of control, while doctors everywhere prescribe them like candy. Fact: it takes the human body one full year to recover from the damage antibiotics do to its cells... unlike natural garlic (an antibacterial, anti-fungal, safe alternative/remedy), which enters the body & kills only the defective, diseased, or infected cells, leaving the healthy ones in tact for reproduction. Antibiotics know no difference in cell tissue as being healthy or defective, so in ambush it kills them all. But in situations of infection & puss poisoning the blood-stream, this is a time calling for an antibiotic, STAT... I would have died otherwise. But THE WORST thing one can do when taking these meds, is NOT TO FINISH THE ENTIRE PRESCRIBED DOSAGE, as it will leave your immunity more vulnerable than ever, not to mention it interferes with the strain's ability to combat its enemy... dangerous for us all, ultimately.

Anyway, so here I am & I thank all of you for reporting on your status, trials, & errors, as I now understand how to address this issue. And Miami Natalie, I will be using your advised treatment recipe, as this is ingenious, covering all the components of BV issues. Thank you!

Nonetheless...

2. Striving to become pregnant is THE ONLY time you should allow semen inside your ever-so-fragile-and-delicate "holy-ground"! Think about it... would you eat a steak if you wore metal dental-braces, & then not brush your teeth indefinitely? Absolutely not... that steak would spoil rotten & thrive on the dark, warm, wet breeding conditions inside your mouth, creating an army of bacteria accompanied by the smell of decaying death & disease! Our vagina (I guess that's the plural form too...) are constructed of folds & small pockets, which is anything but the architecture of a straight line, & this spewed body gets trapped up in the pockets & folds of our intricately-balanced orifice, at the VERY LEAST, creating an odor they must be referring to on those Masengil not-so-fresh-feeling commercials (& again, douching is harmful to the flora)! We don't inject anything in there & leave it... so then why would we allow the intrusion of perishable, foreign body fluids, whose fate is to die & decay, within such a prime real-estate location??? Oh He, One who may find this to be a problem, doesn't have to deal with the repair necessary after the demolition & natural destruction they've invoked. And do they REALLY want to withstand anything other than a "scent" coming from us, vs an "odor"???


Posted by Cindy Lou (Portland, Or) on 10/21/2012

I have to say thanks to all of the ladies out there who are brave enough to type out all of their woes. I have laughed, cried and felt a ton of empathy as I read your stories. I have been suffering from BV off and on since I was in middle school. I am now in my mid 30's. I didn't even know what BV was till last year when I was actually diagnosed. I thought it was just me. I was so ashamed, I didn't know what to do. How embarassing when my boyfriend turned away from me one night and exclaimed, "It smells like old seafood. " Oh you know I about died. I have never tried any of these home remedies. Tried the prescription stuff, but yes it returns eventually. One thing to keep in mind is the reality that boyfriends cheat. Eventhough BV isn't a sexually transmitted disease, when they sleep with other women and bring their stuff back to your body it changes the ph in our vaginas. True story. I had to figure it out the hard way. :(

I'm going to try the boric acid and see if it works... Kind of scary but I'll try it. I do notice a common theme here that there could be links to other imbalances. I have also struggled with acne ever since I was about 14. So maybe I should try the alkaline water... Thanks for all of the great ideas. I am ready to BV free!


Posted by Pam (La, California) on 10/12/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Hey ladies please use Boric acid for BV, It is working for me, I made my own capsules, and so far that odor is gone, and no white discharge, I do stick my finger up my yahoo every morning to see if I have discharge and I do not, just some from the boric acid, which is nothing, do not be scared to used this remedy, use the Humco brand, get it from the pharmacy or order it online, it is like 8 dollars, the capsules are cheap too, size oo, it is easy to make, just fill in the large size and cover with the small one, they have a youtube video, type in boric acid capsules and the lady shows u how to make your own, listen I feel your pain, who the hell wants to smell like u have not washed your vagina in years??? and ppl r mean and cruel, I had bv for a longgggg time, and been to the GYN to many times, so I said listen Im not gonna let this shit take my life over!!!!! I made like 100 capsules and I insert every night, I spray my clothes with FDS(shower fresh scent) and I smell like that, please try this remedy, u have nothing to lose but the smell. I have no itch or burning, never have, the boric acid changes the PH in your vagina, TRY TRY TRY It!!! The other stuff will not work, and yogurt? no, because that is not the strain of lactobacillus u need... Try it!!!! Smell good ladies get your life back!!!!


Posted by Shannon (Tucson, Az) on 10/09/2012

After 3 uncomfortable and confusing months I was diagnosed with BV. My doctor prescribed me with an oral antibiotic which made me physically ill, and although my symptoms decreased while on the antibiotics, once I ran out the symptoms came back worse than ever. The symptoms became so uncomfortable that I didn't want to exercise or have sex because of itching, the horrible smell, and the pain. First I tried eating garlic and taking folic acid, then I added acidophilus. When those remedies didn't work I tried douching, first with hydrogen peroxide, then with yogurt, then with colloidal silver. I even changed my diet and started vegetable juicing twice a day. Some of those remedies made a difference, but the BV always came back.

Finally, thank God, a friend of mine told me she used boric acid. I was very skeptical and I really didn't want to put some chemical I could buy at a hardware store inside of me. It just seemed dangerous. However, after 2 years of struggling with BV, I was SO desperate!! I went to a local compound pharmacy and bought medical grade boric acid. Then I bought empty gel caps. I made a paper funnel and filled them myself by hand carefully as I was super paranoid about accidentally consuming the boric acid. Then I inserted one capsule each night for ten nights. It worked SO well! I didn't have any symptoms at all for a month and a half, until after my next menstrual cycle when experienced very mild symptoms. I did another round of 5 capsules and it has been 7 months since I had any symptoms!! My life is finally back to normal. Please, BV sufferers, don't be scared of boric acid! It will change your life!!



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