Bacterial Vaginosis
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Boric Acid Cure for Bacterial Vaginosis

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Posted by Vvsvag (La, Ca) on 12/08/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Boric Acid will cure BV and yeast infections. The CDC has guidelines online. Your OB/GYN should be able to prescribe a regimen. You have to use the boric acid for 1 week or more to break through the vaginal film barrier then use oral metronidazole 2x daily for 7 days, and then metro gel 2x week for 6 months. I personally used the boric acid 1 night and it cleared the infection by balancing the pH down there. Then use after periods to maintain the balance. I have to douche with vinegar after sex to keep it balanced. YMMV. Too low pH=yeast too high=bv. Hope this helps. You can get the acid and gel caps size 00 at a compounding pharmacy or Amazon.

Replied by Sring15

Can anyone shed any light on being able to have sex while doing the boric acid tratements?

Replied by Alyssa

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

Replied by Sarai

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 Susan (Vancouver) on 11/14/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I was getting BV every time I had sex, well still do. I was running to the doctor or pharmacy often. I searched the internet for cures and found boric acid. It has been my life saver. I tried everything you can imagine and this works 100%. I still get BV when I haven't had sex for a while, it takes my body some time to get used to it. But it is cheap and the only thing I have found that works. I recommend it to everyone!

Replied by Luci

I have been reading alot about the use of Boric acid suppositories for chronic BV, and would like to try it, but I am concerned about my partners' health. No one mentions if boric acid is safe for my boyfriend, either when we have oral or vaginal sex. Do I douche first? Or is oral sex out? Does he have to wear a condom. Any information much appreciated!

Replied by Loni
(Houston, Tx)

What is the most effective or a highly recommend brand of boric acid already made suppositories to buy on Amazon? If it's better recommend to make my own capsules them what brand and dosage is the most effective or most recommended and what type of capsules should I buy to insert the boric acid vaginally? If you can give this desperate, chronic B.V. sufferer, 1st time user of over the counter remedies, woman some very detailed info and instructions for using or making these suppositories I'd be so grateful! Thanks in advance!

Replied by Sandy

If you are getting BV every time you have sex, it is likely that your partner has it and they keep giving it back to you. You & your partner should be treated at the same time, then it's not likely to come back.

Replied by Maria
(New Jersey)

BV is Bacterial VAGINOSIS, there is no way for a man to get this. It is not transmitted during sexual intercourse, it is an imbalance of vaginal PH.

Replied by April

Considering boric acid is hazardous if swallowed I wouldn't recommend having ora sex

Replied by Mary

In response to Maria from New Jersey's comment: This is not true. BV can be "picked up" by men and then transmitted to women during unprotected sex. BV symptoms are caused by an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria: gardnerella vaginalis & atopobium vaginae, among others. These bacteria can colonize the man's urethra and foreskin, if he is uncircumcised. In other words, they make themselves a home inside his pee-hole and foreskin. Then he can transmit the bacteria to women. You are correct that BV flares up when the pH in the vagina is raised. Blood and semen have pHs of 7.4 and between 7.2 - 7.8, respectively. That is why a lot of women have BV symptoms during/after their periods and after unprotected sex. I have done a TON of research on BV, and it can be very complicated.

For example, the "bad" bacteria can form a biofilm inside the vagina that cannot be killed with antibiotics like Flagyl (Metronidazole) or boric acid. Those antibiotics can kill the planktonic bacteria - the ones that are floating around freely in the vagina - but they cannot break through the biofilm or kill the bacteria that make up the biofilm. Some essential oils have been shown to kill biofilms: red thyme and cassia (cinnamon) oil. I am going to experiment with making a suppository with coconut oil and a few drops of thyme oil to try to kill the biofilm. BV has been the bane of my existence for almost a year now, and I'm sick of it :(

Replied by Cam

You are absolutely correct in regards to the possibility of BV being sexually transmitted. It's a shame that doctors are not treating men for this too. Doesn't make any sense to me that a women is prescribed an antibiotic to clear it up, but the man that has been exposed to it doesn't?!? It causes PID in women and fertility issues in both women and men and is becoming a super bug because we are only treating half the problem.

In regards to biofilm and BV, proteolytic enzymes which is a completely different profile than digestive enzymes eat away and destroy biofilm, and is a great compliment to take while on treatment and are great to use along with essential oils that break up biofilm. But they need to be taken on an empty stomach and no food for a few hours after so that they digest the biofilm and not your food.

Take a look at Interfase Plus by Klaire Labs. Works for herpes simplex, staph infections, candidia, and MRSA

Good Luck Ladies!

Replied by Jennifer

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

It is sexually transmitted.

Replied by Caity

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.

Replied by Caity

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.

Replied by Gary

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.

Replied by Elle

@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 Sandy (Parsippany) on 10/27/2016
0 out of 5 stars

Listen ladies, if boric acid sounds weird and you're afraid to try it then don't!! I tried it didn't work and I feel I had a bunch of side effects (mostly dehydration which makes sense)

and to top it off felt ridiculous I gave into the roach method.

Well I cured it last time I think the cure was being in the ocean with the salt. So I'm going to try that in a few days. Right now doing the h202 folic and acidophilus routine which has been working temporarily.

The other thing I want to say is that I went to the gyn and she said just by looking that there was something wrong. She ran some tests said they would call with my rx and never called. I got her assistant on the phone who said tests were all negative and rushed me off the phone - had no answer why doc said there was something definitely wrong. So I'd usually say go with a doctor but never again, consider yourself alone ... well you and all of us other ladies here on earthclinic. :) May the odds be ever in your favor.

Replied by A

Seriously Dr.s don't know how to deal with infections. They promise cures and make things worse. We do have to heal ourselves.

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Posted by Melissa (Hamilton) on 10/24/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have used boric acid to treat BV successfully. I made my own suppositories out of coconut oil, probiotics and boric acid. You will melt 1/2 cup of coconut oil and add 2 tsps of boric acid and then a probiotic pill. The strength is up to you but I would get a good quality one. Try to get as much of the boric acid and probiotic to dissolve as possible. Pour into a mold. The best would be the water bottle ice molds that are long and round. There will be boric acid and probiotic left of the bottom of the measuring cup or bowl so make sure you spoon it equally among the molds. Put these in the freezer or frig. Break a stick in half and insert one half in the morning and one at night. Make sure you wear pads as you will leak. You can do this for 14 days and it should knock it out. This helps to reestablish some good bacterial while you are doing the treatment and the coconut oil is soothing and also antibacterial and antifungal.

Replied by Erin

I'm trying to better understand the best mold to use. If I understand you correctly, the water bottle ice mold that is long and round is what goes in your bottle to keep the water extra cold? That may come off as a silly question but the one I have in my freezer came filled already and then the liquid freezes but the mold does not open. I will look for one that is to be filled with water and then frozen so in this case, it can open and be used for my own suppositories; I'm just wondering how you get the molded product out of this style mold and when breaking, how much you use, twice a day? I like the combination you are using and appreciate you sharing!

Replied by Sharell

U should use it twice a day for 7 days

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Posted by Kellyandpeanut (Nc) on 09/07/2016
1 out of 5 stars

I used premade suppositories from online 4 times in 2 weeks & suddenly had terrible stomach cramps, nausea, no interest in eating, joint pain, inflammation & twitching, feet swelling. Thought it was RA and/or diabetes/salt intake, had bloodwork and it was normal. After about a month and throwing away the boric acid it went away. I'm not on any prescriptions & was taking no new supplements/vitamins.

Replied by Mona

The premade suppositories probably contained other chemicals that you don't find in homemade suppositories. I suggest buying a bottle of boric acid, and gel capsules, and making your own suppositories.

Replied by Keisha Nixon

The best advice that I can give is to have your GYN call in a rx of boric acid suppositories to a compound pharmacy. The medication is specially made for vaginal insertion. It's worth a try. Good Luck

Replied by Getting Older
0 out of 5 stars

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 Ula (Ny) on 08/27/2016
3 out of 5 stars


I definately have BV (was diagnosed by gynecologist) I tried oral and vaginal antibiotics and two times previously they worked. This time around its very resistant. I just tried 23-25 days of once a day boric acid ( I used both made by myself and e-bay bought). They work great but unfortunately once I stop it comes back in 2 nights.

I am not sure what else to do. I am doing probiotic, folic acid, bit D and iron (I am deficient in this).

Its very frustrating.

It does work great while u use it. Hope it will balances itself out. I am trying to eat bolgarina type probiotic yogurt on top of my other probiotics. Tied vaginal e bay probiotics. Three times they made things worse.

Any sugestions are appreciated.

My fear is that it keeps coming back. treatment with 2x a day vaginal antibiotic did not work either but I did it for one month and then switched to boric acid. I felt that it stabilizes ph vs kills all of the bacteria.

Replied by Cmd
(New England)

I have heard that a lot of probiotics available in stores like Walmart are not good quality. I think refrigerated ones might be better, found in specialty health food stores. Also, the yogurt drink kefir and the fermented drink kombocha are good sources of probiotics and widely available in grocery stores. Good luck.

Replied by Sarah

Make sure your probiotic has a reuteri strain in it.

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Posted by Dale B (Charleston, Sc) on 08/17/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Boric Acid for BV:

First...go see your Dr! Don't be afraid or ashamed. He/she has seen this issue many times, I promise. Find a Dr. that will treat it aggressively. My Dr. was determined to resolve my BV so we tried everything first before we went to boric acid. I'm telling you, it works. And was the cheapest way to do it...a pharmacy compounded it and it cost $25 for a 30-day supply. I'm telling you, that's a damn bargain if you've been trying to deal with this. For whatever reason (wait, the reason is $$$), big pharma keeps the price of women's drugs high even tho some treatments have been around forever. I did say $$, didn't I? Anyway, good luck, ladies.

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Posted by Tan (El Paso, Tx) on 06/03/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have been suffering with chronic BV for over 10 years, the usual culprit of Gardnerella. After many dr's visits and loads of antibiotics I finally found a cure, boric acid. Although one of my previous doctors recommended boric acid to me and have used suppositories for over 5 years with very little relief. I would go to a compounding pharmacist and have the prescription filled but I found very little relief. Last week I decided to make my own suppositories. I went to a discount store and bought regular boric acid powder, filled the powder into empty gel caps and inserted 2 during the day and 2 at night. The odor was gone in 2 days. I have went down to 1 insert during the morning and evening and no itching, burning, or odor. I also started taking olive leaf tablets, 2 tablets 3x a day and now I am free! It's been a long time coming! Hallelujah!

Replied by Julia
(Dallas, Texas)

Hi all! Never had BV before but now I need find out what will work for me. I found many good words about Boric acid and want to try. My question - if I have burning (I have no sex) and when I go to the restroom and see a lot of epithelium cells in urine from my vagina (because bacteria damage walls) can I use Boric Acid in this case (is burning it sign of micro tears there?) Is it still safe? Who did it in the time when it burning there? Thank you!

Replied by Nat
(Torrance, California)


I have had bv symptoms where it burns and other times where it itches. Please make sure you have bv and not an std or other infection before trying the boric acid suppositories, because this method ONLY works for bv! Many vaginal infections have similar symptoms.

Also, you can get bv without having sex.

Replied by Nia
(Detroit, Michigan)

I've been suffering with BV for approximately 15 years and was just wondering what all of us may have in common besides the recurring BV Monster. I'm a very clean person who uses only Dove Soap (Dr recommended). I have the bad habit of smoking cigarettes and drinking Red wine (Merlot). I have one sex partner (married) and has taken everything on the market for BV. However, it keeps coming back. Recently I've started Boric Acid prescribed by my doctor, after years of disappointing treatments, with an oral medication called TINDIMAX. I'm praying that it works. I've completed the TINDIMAX and continuing on the Boric Acid Maintenance Suppositories until they run out. Should I ever stop taking Boric Acid or how long can one insert these suppositories until they stop working or I get sick. How much is too much and when is it enough? HELP

Replied by Katie
(Los Angeles)

Was the boric acid you made the pills with NF 100%? ... or a different percentage. I read somewhere else that you want a lower percentage, but I think the 100% is what is typically available at a drug store, OTC, so just curious. TIA!

Replied by Carol L

Hi, I just found this website. I have suffered with a yeast infection for over a year. Have tried MANY homeopathic/holistic/organic/natural remedies. WON'T go to doctor, as I don't trust them, they don't help only push drugs that make things worse. ANYway, I finally, after reading a few things on earthclinic, using a douche of a homemade anti-yeast tea from Rosemary Gladstar, a gut and candida tea mix with ACV, and adding about a teaspoon of boric acid. Is it ok to use in a douche like this? This website talks about using suppositories.....PLUS, have researched boric acid, and EVERYwhere they say it is toxic!!! Just wondering if someone can help me with answers to this issue. I don't want to kill the yeast only to find out the boric acid gave me something worse or ‘killed' me with its ‘poison'!!! Thanks!

Replied by Cynthia

I have been battling an illness as well for years and now is not just on skin and in private areas, but am certain that it is within my bloodstream too. A doc did a biopsy of skin tissue and the result was some type of fungus but he did not know what kind yet and wanted to do more testing. The next time I went back, he said the spots seemed to look like ecsema to him then, did no more testing like talked about and gave me a steroid cream. I am fed up with the docs and am trying to get rid of this on my own. Taking probiotics, fiber pro products, eating yogurt, just started taking zinc citrate and selenium. Have done apple cider vinegar douches and enemas. I know I am feeling better at times but it is still there somehow. Is there a possibility that it is a different type of bacteria that I am fighting that is possibly getting back on me from clothing or bedding etc. or could it just be that my body has become so full of it that it will take time to get fully well? And can the suppositories of boric acid help with the rest that I am doing or would it be more harmful to add that to the mix? Thanks for any help with this as I am tired of being sick!!!

Replied by Timh
2075 posts

Cyn: Over time the Candida grow stronger and begin to penetrate the intestine walls, whereupon lots of bad stuff gets into the bloodstream and all over the body. First, take one spoon of Milled Flax Seeds with either Oil of Oregano or Black Seed Oil Softgels. This will help clean the colon and kill the Candida at the same time.

This should help you enough (plus the remedies you are already taking) to plan for more extensive treatment. Check out Earth Clinic's Bill's book Killing So Sweetly for a comprehensive approach to the all-to-common Candida.

Replied by Annette
(Vancouver, Wa)

The one thing that I saw in your post that I know helped me is keep soap away from your vagina. Wash your vaginal area with only water. The vagina is pretty good at self cleaning. I have had a few female doctors tell me this as well when I have come in with a bad yeast or BV infection before I knew about boric acid treatment. Soap can change the ph of your vagina making it more basic in ph. Yeast and BV like the ph basic. That is why using boric acid helps with both BV and yeast overgrowth. It keeps your vagina acidic.

Replied by Jeanette

Dove gives me BV. Might be the soap causing it?

Replied by Dianne
(Grand Rapids, Mi, Usa)

This sounds like you might have lichen sclerosus. Google it and see if it sounds like the symptoms. I have it and was just reading your post and thought I should suggest this. Doc can do a biopsy to test for it. If you do have it join a support group online. It will give you tremendous support and help. If you don't have it, great for you and good luck on your journey to health.

Replied by Annieafrilu

Hey, Did you come to any conclusions from your studies on the toxicness? I have read that douching is not good as it flushes up and can cause cancer..

Replied by Love

Have you stopped taking it, and if so did it come back?

Replied by Liz
(Bakersfield, Ca)

If you do the boric acid you have to be drinking probiotics too to replace it with good bacteria if not your killing all the bad and good with boric acid and your going to get bv back

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Posted by Tee (Nj) on 05/28/2016


Hello! I just started my boric acid treatment (600mg) I purchased 2 weeks worth off of ebay. I use them for bv. I went to the obgyn several times and only has the antibotics once. None of the doctors what to give me anything despite my on going symptoms when I explain to them how I still have the imbalance because of my cultures coming up negative. The discharge is milky/yellowish. My question is should I continue using the boric acid because since using them I bleed a little with the discharge coming out as well. Not sure if the smell is gone but I will continue to use for my 14 days and take my probotics as well.

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Posted by Nat (Torrance, California) on 05/17/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Ladies, PLEASE try boric acid suppositories. I NEVER post about these things but I want to share this cure with you.

I had BV for over a year (2013 - 2014). I went on 3 rounds of different antibiotics which gave me vaginal thrush on top of my bv infection. I decided enough was enough and started to look at natural cures.

My mom works in a hospital and talked to an OBGYN about my chronic bv. The gyno recommended BORIC ACID SUPPOSITORIES and said she used to use this method when she was living in India and didn't have access to good health care. I then asked my doctor and she said she has heard of this cure. That was enough validation to try this method.

I bought the capsules and boric acid powder online (pick the larger capsules) and filled them myself with the powder. I did not measure them I just stuffed as much powder as I could into the capsules. You must wear gloves for this procedure do not use bare hands.

I then inserted them twice a day (morning and before bed) using coconut oil as a lubricant. Please wear a panty liner because the capsule will dissolve and discharge will come out. This discharge has the bad bacteria in it.

I did this regimen for 2 weeks religiously and I was CURED. I can have sex and go swimming without fear that I will get BV again. When I feel an itch I just stick one capsule up there and it is gone within an hour.

Do not be afraid to stick boric acid up will level out the vaginal ph! Please give it a try I wish I would have known sooner.

Best of luck!

Replied by Nicole

Thank you for your VERY informative post. I have been apprehensive about trying this method. Have all I need and I'm starting tonight!!

Replied by Elizabeth

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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