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Boric Acid Cure for Bacterial Vaginosis

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Posted by Kayla (California ) on 05/30/2022
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What help me is a boric acid suppository. I insert one boric acid pill into the vagina before bed, wore a panty liner. I did this for twelve weeks. Along with taking oil of garlic pill twice a day and good probiotic. Also stopped all sugar, and tried to eat a plant based diet (no spinach cuz of oxalates) Soaking in warm bath with a couple drops of tea tree oil and two drops of eucalyptus oil. Tea tree oil is strong so better to add two drops and then see how you feel, before you add more.

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Posted by Kelsie (MI) on 12/05/2021
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100%, hands down....Boric Acid is the BEST treatment for vaginal infections. I dilute my boric acid in Shea butter, otherwise it can be a bit irritating. I use equal portions. Melt the Shea then add in the Boric Acid. While in a melted state, add to empty capsules. 1-2 capsules vaginally will do the trick. Wear a pad though, you will discharge quite a bit. And remember, Boric acid is ok vaginally but deadly orally so store these capsules safely!! Keep away from children!

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Posted by Monica (Massachusetts) on 06/23/2021
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About a month ago, I got my first yeast infection. Got prescribed oral anti fungal medication. Went back to the doctor for follow up and they told me I had BV. Went on antibiotics, and got another yeast infection right after. Got more anti fungal medication but this one was way worse than the first one.

I came on this site and purchased boric acid suppositories to take in conjunction with the medication. All was well. I took the boric acid morning and night for two weeks, maybe even a day or two longer bc I lost track of how long it had been. I had also been applying coconut oil every other day to soothe the area and prevent drying.

It's been about a day or two without boric acid and I now feel slightly off! I'm worried I may have BV again. There's no sign of a yeast infection.

My question is what's your opinion on continuing the boric acid? Or has it been too long and I should continue to let things settle before doing them again? I still apply the coconut oil and I drink ACV and take probiotics orally every day.

Just don't know if I feel off bc of the boric acid suppositories or if it is in fact BV. Thank you for anyone who responds!! This sucks!

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Posted by Susan H (Minneapolis ) on 03/11/2021
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For BV, use the boric acid powder protocol. Gets rid of it instantly. No pain. ( purchase from a good health food store) and fill 00 capsules, 1 inserted at night for about 5 nights. However, the smell will disappear after 1 night.

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Posted by Fannie (ga) on 04/24/2020
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4 years later, still BV-free! BA kicks BV butt!! Bought powder, put it in capsules. Inserted 2 capsules for 2 nights. No stinging. No mess. No side effects experienced. Tried many home remedies, and a few prescriptions, but it would reappear. BA wiped it out!

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Posted by Treyna (Des Moines, Iowa) on 03/15/2019
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Hello, Boric acid so far has worked for me. I'm on day 3, the morning after my first use the nasty embarrassing fishy smell was gone. I was amazed! I did have sex with my fiancé on day 2 and couldn't believe there was no smell even after sex!! I've had BV for almost 6 months will very little relief. I've tried metronidazole and solosec. I had maybe 4 days of relief and right back with the fishy smell even while taking the medicine. the only thing that took the smell away completely has been the boric acid and that was only after the first day of use... I did have a hard time locating it though. Walmart does carry it in the pesticide department. also in the feminine cleansing isle there is a brand call that does have the suppositories but they are usually out of stock.. Good Luck to yall and say bye bye to BV and hello to the fresh you!!!

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Posted by Sandra (Europe) on 12/19/2018

The first time I used boric acid (for candida) I bled, and because I've never been sexually active I panicked at the thought of having to go to the doctor.

I added less powder (filled 1/6 of the pill) and no more bleeding. I also tried mixing it with coconut oil and that worked as well.

However, these days I only rub the boric acid. I mix about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and about 1/4 of a tablespoon of boric acid, I add a bit of water and leave it in a container. Whenever I feel like I have issues I stick one finger in the mixture and rub it all over the vulva. I don't put it inside or anything, and it seems to work just fine.

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Posted by Crod (Sc) on 12/13/2018

Re: bleeding and a burning sensation after 3 days 3600mg boric acid depositories

Personally, boric acid hasn't caused me bleeding, (I've had a hysterectomy). I've read that it can effectively increase estrogen, but I doubt it would stimulate breakthrough menstrual bleeding. I did experience some mild burning, so backed off. No need to push it at all; better to treat minimally over time. Boric Acid is somewhat controversial- after all, it is an effective pesticide, so be cautious. I use boric acid much like I would creams to treat yeast infection. I even saved a cream applicator to use. I sprinkle a thin layer of boric acid into a covered custard cup, coat it with warm coconut oil, and mix. when the oil cools, I easily pull some up into the applicator. I even sprinkle in a little diluted hydrogen peroxide. (This is especially important to be cautious about; the H2O2 should be food grade and MUST be diluted. Look it up to prevent burning).

The coconut oil helps with boric acid's effectiveness, and also soothes and smooths the application around so it's not burning in concentrate. I would avoid using this during my period, especially if I used tampons bc you don't want any impurities nor tiny abrasions when using tampons due to risk of toxic shock syndrome. (even abrasions from pulling out dry tampons). I start with a plan to use it for a week and then increase or decrease as needed. I've even rinse with acv/water after the boric acid (esp if I accidently got irritated) when I want to next insert yogurt and probiotics to try to grow the good stuff. So just take a break and give yourself some time to heal without boric acid if you get any burning feeling. Good luck!

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Posted by Diane (Colorado) on 10/21/2018

I have been using the peroxide tampon soak and the boric acid suppositories so perhaps try that.

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Posted by Angela (Mo) on 10/18/2018

Add some coconut oil as boric acid is drying and can cause bleeding.

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Posted by Gigi (Rochester, Ny) on 10/14/2018
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Any assistance is greatly appreciated! I purchased 600mg boric acid depositories from Amazon with hopes to insert 1 every night for 2 weeks. The first two nights I inserted 1 at bedtime and woke up feeling great. After day 3 I woke up in the morning and noticed that I had a small amount of blood that didn't look like period blood, and a burning sensation.

I am on birth control and am supposed to get my period tomorrow. I have (2) questions:

Did the boric acid suppositories cause bleeding/burning for anyone else?

Should I continue through my period? I was planning to insert 1 nightly for 2 weeks.

other supplements I am taking orally:

  • apple cider vinegar
  • Vitamin D3
  • L Reuteri 7 billion CFU twice daily

I have also completely cut out caffeine, alcohol, and am on an alkaline diet

Any insight is much appreciated! Specially on the bleeding and if I should continue with the boric acid— or try every other night instead?

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Posted by Tbv (Nww Jersey) on 09/11/2018

Chlorophyll in pilloried liquid form will get rid of the smell but won't cure it.

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Posted by Elle (Atlanta) on 09/06/2018

@Jennfier from CA: Well how did I get it and continue to get it? I'm a lesbian and my partner has never been with a man🤨

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Posted by Gary (Az) on 08/17/2018

Maria from NJ:

No, men do get it and they have no symptoms. They have to take metronidazole by mouth to get rid of it. And, they can pass it back-and-forth with the woman. Look it up.

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Posted by Sarah (Toms River) on 06/15/2018

Did you use them after sex? I'm doing the exact same thing you did and tomorrow will be the second week of using them, along with the start of my period today. I just wanted to know if you used them after sex and how you used them for maintenance?

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Posted by Caity (Oregon) on 05/16/2018

Circumcusion has nothing to do with it. I have had the same boyfriend for 10 years, circumcised, I started getting bv after I had a child. I get it within a couple months everytime we have sex after I am treated, and he has been treated twice for it at the same time as me. But again NOTHING to do with whether someone is cut, it's sad people still believe that.

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Posted by Caity (Oregon) on 05/16/2018

I have treated my boyfriend and still get it every time. It doesn't matter, when have reocurring bv like this you have to try other things.

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Posted by Tanika (Atlanta) on 04/30/2018

No...please dont wash your vagina area with boric acid. Its only saftley used in suppository form...& only inside of the vigina.

Insert as far into the canal as you can. Using 1 capsul per evening...before bed.

Do this for 7-17 days. This works even for chronic vaginal issues..

If on yout is ok to start the treatment the night of the last day.

Relief will come as quickly as 1 day. But stay the course & complete the full 7-14 days.

I'm on my second night...& soo far soo good.

I did something a lil different before starting my treatment....I used a homemade Apple Cider Vinegar douce to rinse out some of the are since I was coming off of my period.

Smell is discomfort at all.

Remember to wash your hands before & after. Boric acid is not safe unless used internally. NEVER USE ORALLY OR TOUCH FACE, EYES OR MOUTH AFTER HANDLING. Be Safe...feel better...& God Bless

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Posted by Nena (Los Angeles, Ca ) on 04/24/2018

Hi, how many days do have to wait to have sex???

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Posted by Courtney (Philadelphia, Pa) on 04/17/2018

I am about to try the boric acid but my boyfriend and I are going away and I'm worried we won't be able to be intimate .. How long would I have to wait if I take one a night until this weekend? I have no other signs other than an odor that went away for over a month after taking a probiotic every day like my dr suggested .. Now the odor is back!!

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Posted by Shannon (Atlanta) on 04/06/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Boric Acid for BV:

So this is my second week using suppositories and my experience...

After Day 1 I noticed the odor was gone.

Day 2 I noticed a lot of watery discharge flowing heavily during exercise. In my panties I noticed a white chalky substance. You will need panty liners if you care about your undies.

Day 3 I had intercourse, which is not suggested while healing the vag bag but I hadn't seen him in two weeks and we'll... Ya know how it is but he fine. No irritation for him. But I suggest no sex til regimen is completed.

Here in my second week I've missed a couple nights and unfortunately I did notice a faint odor probably due to the sex before finishing. So I'm going strong from here on out. Probably will do another week of one dose before bed, just to be sure.

After I'm done I plan to use a seven day cream to completely clear up yeast.

So for me... No bleeding, itching or burning so far.

Again avoid sex and be try to be consistent. Use a probiotic supplement and try to eat a clean diet.

Will write again in a week.

Good luck loveys

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Posted by Lisa (North Carolina) on 04/03/2018

How often should I use the boric acid capsules monthly so that it doesn't return?

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Posted by Jasmine S (Bloomfield, Mi ) on 04/03/2018

Hey, I never inserted a capsule inside of my vagina. I inserted the Borox acid capsule last night! I'm hoping I didn't push it too far up. Will I have to squeeze the capsule out or does that melt. I'm scared to have the remaining capsules stuck inside of me!!!! (Not sure if this is a dumb question!

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Posted by Sarai (California) on 03/28/2018

You are not supposed to. Intercourse pushes the bacteria up and can cause a UTI. Also, intercourse with use of boric acid can cause further irritation and/or infection. I would let your body heal first.

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Posted by Natasha (Miami, Fl) on 03/23/2018

Hey Lindylou, exactly how big of these coconut freeze balls? Should I cut them in half?

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Posted by Jennifer (Ca) on 03/21/2018

Wrong. BV is caused by bacteria that men harbor in their urethra and prostate.

It is sexually transmitted.

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Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 03/15/2018

I went to google and did a little reading in some diaper blogs for appears people wear diapers with no issues during the day but at night have this issue. They believe it is sweating that causes it and use a moisture layer of cream or diaper cream to prevent the skin from itching. Blessings on your journey, Charity

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Posted by Eleanor (Alberta) on 03/14/2018

Hello, I look after my adult daughter. She does not communicate with words or signs and has multiple disabilities. She started getting itchy sessions (for some time now) which seem to be only at night. She does not appear to have a typical yeast infection. She does wear a diaper. She does not have any skin break down. Her skin generally does not appear reddened but sometimes I think its reddened from her constant and persistent wiggling if she is itchy down there. Her skin is in good condition. Anyway...I have just learned about boric acid and am considering that wearing a diaper may allow yeast to grow on the skin but since it is washed off and rinsed with fresh water that the yeast may be kept from becoming a full-blown infection. I am not sure why it is most troublesome to her in the evening and during the night though. This itchyness can keep her awake for several hours. Anyway, I am thinking of trying boric acid for her. She is 35. She cannot scratch herself effectively but when her diaper is off she can sure try to scratch down there. Is there a boric acid cream or preparation of some kind to put on the perineum? I have given her preparation H suppositories in her rectum and they seem to help but tonight they are not helping to much. I also have used various anti-itch creams. I am hopeful to get rid of this itchiness for her. She does a lot of laughing and wiggling around because she is itchy and her body gets warm as though she has been working out...that's how much it affects her and ruins her sleep too.

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Posted by Gwen (Texarkana, Texas) on 03/14/2018

Can you still have sex using borax. Also how long do I use 20 mule team borax to cure bv??

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Posted by Christy (Ga) on 03/14/2018

I've been taking folic acid and acidophilus for a couple months, it has helped so much but I still have a white thick discharge......and I have been going through reoccurring BV for too long and tried every thing that's out there and read every thing on the internet.

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Posted by Michelle (Ca) on 03/11/2018
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I've been dealing with BV for a while now and At first I was nervous but I decided to give Boric Acid a try. I am SO glad I did! My bv symptoms went away day 1! I decided to use them for 5 days and OMG I haven't had any signs of BV. Inserted 1 pill at night. There was a little discharge in the mornings but it was from the pills and smelled acidy. I'm hoping to stay BV free but I know what to take if symptoms come back.

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Posted by Elizabeth (Georgia) on 03/05/2018

Thanks for the info. I have been fighting BV for over a year. I just started the boric acid. It seems to be working but I was concerned about a discharge until I read your information that said that was normal. I'm only on day 4 but keeping my fingers crossed. I sincerely appreciate the info.

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Posted by Alyssa (Cleveland) on 03/05/2018

eh, I refuse to take Flagyl. It's just another antibiotic.

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Posted by Lina (Boston) on 02/25/2018

I'm sorry but I do not agree though a Obgyn has knowledge of bv. You know your body more THAN ANYONE. Me and my ex had unprotected sex our whole relationship. NO BV. When I was with my new partner every time we had unprotected sex I GOT BV! No, my diet didn't change, I only got bv right after sex, then we finally started using condoms and voila, NO BV so for me (and others out there).

Your MATE plays a HUGE role in your BV!!!

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Posted by Tresa (Wi) on 02/19/2018

After being diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis my gynecologist gave me a prescription for metronidazole pills along with a prescription for the boric acid suppositories which I got at Walgreens pharmacy. Taking the metronidazole twice a day along with the boric acid suppositories twice a week one on Monday and one on Thursday for 6 weeks has really changed my life. No more discharge or symptoms whatsoever. I was also informed by my doctor to stop using Summer's Eve feminine wash and Vagisil feminine wash. These two items can contribute to the BV symptoms. Once I stop using those and I started using dove sensitive I have not had any problems whatsoever. So sometimes it also can be the Soaps that you're using down there that can contribute to the BV. I also changed my laundry detergent from the good smelling stuff to All Clear or Tide clear and as far as fabric softener goes I use the all clear dryer sheets. I can't say that it will work for you but it doesn't hurt to try it really helped me. Good luck

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Posted by Katie (Michigan) on 02/18/2018

Your husband needs to start practicing the "pull-out" method.

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Posted by Getting Older (Ny) on 02/15/2018
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Thank you for letting me know how long this is going to endure. Have been using store-bought boric acid capsules for a week. It seems to have brought balance to Ph, but I have been very nauseous for a few days, and have had a couple of headaches (which I never get). I called poison control and they told me to go to the doctor, saying store-bought/non-pharmaceutical products can be any number of milligrams. It has been almost 3 days since I stopped inserting them, so I'm guessing I'm past the critical point, but I am still belching and have a continuous stomach ache. I wondered how long this would last. Sounds like a month, based on your experience. Thank you for sharing!

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Posted by R. (La) on 02/14/2018

I've had bv for probably 5 years. I use boric acid but am unsure how long and often to use it to keep it away.

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Posted by Lis (United States) on 02/12/2018

Your comment about recurring BV infections after being intimate is absolutely positively true but it's not a matter of one Partners pH not matching with another, sperm lowers the acidity level in the vagina and once the vagina gets too acidic vaginitis occurs it doesn't matter what partner you were with if you have intercourse frequently and a condom is not used to prevent sperm then you are likely going to get BV. There is simply no way around it and the more often you have sex the more often the problem will recur. My GYN told me that if I limited intercourse to know more than twice a week I wouldn't have the problem and when I follow that advice I didn't, she was absolutely right. I am 50 years old and have had more than one partner in my life and one thing I know is that regular intimacy always gives me a BV infection so the real solution is less frequent sex or use a condom to keep the sperm from coming in contact with the vagina. Neither is a wonderful option but it's a lot better than the nasty smelling itching and burning infection caused by the pH in balance

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Posted by Sara (Los Angeles, Ca ) on 02/12/2018
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I had my daughter in 2015 and that is when I got BV for the first time. She was under a year, but I don't recall how many months she was. My symptoms were the yellow/cloudy discharge (often throughout the day) and the fish like smell. I was working at a doctors office at the time and one of the NP's was nice enough to give me an RX for a yeast infection because that was what I thought I had. When it didn't go away she gave me another RX and it still didn't go away so I decided to see my gyno. They tested me for BV and it was positive so they gave me an rx. It didn't go away. I eventually went to my primary care doctor who tested me for BV, Trich, gonorrhea and chlamydia. They all came back negative which was odd. The discharge never went away, at times I feel like it was off and on but mostly on. I went to an urgent care to get tested last year and BV was positive and the doctor gave me an RX. I waited for about 7 months and went back and he told me he would test me again and gave me a diff. RX, this time it was Clyndamycin. Prior to that RX the doctors aways gave me flagyl aka metronidazole. I took the clyndamycin and it didn't go away!!! The doctor made it clear he didn't want to see me again as it was an urgent care and told me to see my gyno which I haven't done. I did research and found boric acid, I ordered it off amazon after reading great reviews. When I first took it I decided to do it for 3 days. After the first night of inserting it I woke up and had some fluid coming out of my vagina so I wore a panty liner. it wasn't discharge though, I felt NO pain or anything. It was like instant relief though, I had no more discharge and felt it was too good to be true. After the 3 days I stopped inserting the capsule before bed and for a few days I was fine until my symptoms came back. So I took 10 days off or so and decided to try boric acid for 1 week and inserted one capsule before bedtime. The same thing happened, it seemed to be gone but this time after stopping it, the BV symptoms were back the next day. idk what to do, I'm planning on trying a diet change but its so hard. This is ridiculous. It really does suck and it makes me sad. If anyone has any recommendations please respond. I am planning on possibly doing actual research on Bacteria vaginosis but have to see if my professor approves it.

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Posted by Lindylou (Vancouver Bc) on 02/07/2018

I saw an MD say in an online forum that boric acid should be fully absorbed within 12 hours, so maybe try inserting only right before bedtime/after sex, and only once per day to ensure it's absorbed with no residue. You can also freeze coconut oil into little "bullet" shapes and use them during the day and before sex to add a bit more lube and protection against the "tingle" - coconut oil is also antibacterial and can supplement the boric acid.

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Posted by Tonya (Indianapolis ) on 01/14/2018

What I have learned and know to be true is that my mate of 20 years and myself PH balance stop mixing about 6 years ago. I get rid of my bacterial infection with metro-gel 0.75% and I'm fine until I have sex with him again then it's back. Our PH balance does not mix so really if I had another mate I might not have this issue at all. So your husband should realize it's him also you and his ph balance is not compatible at all. Just pay attention once you cure your BV your fine until you have sex with him then it's back again. I recommend condoms while having sex or you will contiously have this issue with sexual intercourse with him. So it's not all you your PH balance with him does not mix. I been fighting it too. I hate to have sex with my mate sad to say because I don't want to have to smell and treat myself all over again. At this time I am on boric acid suppositories and they work quick and you feel so relieved.

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Posted by Geniene (Columbus, Ga) on 01/13/2018

I go through the same... THE ACCUSATIONS!!! 😥

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Posted by Isabella (Dallas) on 01/04/2018

My boyfriend complains it burns a bit for him after sex, I'm sure cause it says it causes slight burning in the vaginal walls, so it's going in his hole as well, when I use it cause he's sensative and we don't know what to do when this boric acid is the only cure for me! Probably condoms!

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Posted by Slb (Ms) on 01/04/2018

I feel your pain. I have been suffering from this and I get put on flagyl and it will go away but then a few weeks later seems to be back. I am a diabetic and was told I am more prone to have issues but geez.... the doctor gave me pills as well for my husband just to make sure we were BOTH clear and Lord he acusses me of catching this from someone. I try telling him that this is not an STD but he won't listen. I have presently been to the doctor AGAIN and he put me on boric acid suppositories... I just don't care for "feeling" the discharge. Just makes me feel "unclean." And I also have to do a round with flagyl again AND they want me to give to my husband as well..... thus is going to cause a HUGE argument with accusations.. 😔