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.
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.
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.
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.
I have had BV for 5 years now. My ex husband was very insensitive when it had an odor. We have tried everything and currently I am on a weekly long term dose of metronidazole .75. It work to get rid of the smell but the flora is still there. I have to check the amount of flora internally before deciding if I can be comfortable having sex. Probiotics didn't work, nor did all the antibiotics. Dr. told me today that boric acid was the end of the line and at this point that is all she can suggest. It saddened me because if it doesn't work then I am stuck with this for life. I have taken placquenil and lamictal for 25 years so I am sure its not those meds. Yet, we can;t figure it out. I will research the astringent diet, before the boric acid. Wish me luck :( This has been so exhausting and embarrassing.
I have been try for a year to get rid of this bv.. tho after I had my son 9 years ago... I've been suffering from this constant. I'm so over it and want to be normal. I do the boric acid now and after a year, I feel it has done nothing. So you think I should add a yeast medicine? My doctor just says keep using boric acid.I swear if I miss a step it comes back. I'm so self conscious and I just recently start seeing someone. So annoying!
I have been having the same issue. There is no smell, only the discharge from the BA, but the itching is so intense at times that I want scream! I've even had my boyfriend get a flashlight and go looking to see if something else was going on down there.
How often did you use it? I've read twice a day (morning and night) for two weeks and just at night for a week and a half.
As per your link Art, we also extract Boron from Borax, it takes several chemical reaction in the stomach. Please correct me if this is in error. I am not a chemist. I would like to know exactly how the process works.
Na2B4O7·10H2O + 2 HCl → 4 H3BO3 + 2 NaCl + 5 H2O
H3BO3 + 3 HCl = BCl3 + 3 H2O
BCl3 = Boron 9.2268 % Chlorine 90.7732 % H20
hey there... You HAVE to dilute the boric acid solution before you insert it because it is extremely strong on its own. You are causing damage to the tissues in your hoo ha if you don't! ðŸ˜Š
Lu from (Co),
I used to think that also about boric acid, but it turns out that Borax is converted to boric acid once it is ingested, in the small doses used by people, once it meets hydrochloric acid in the stomach. When ingested, borax reacts with hydrochloric acid in the stomach to form boric acid and sodium chloride.
Never take boric acid orally... Be careful!
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.
Make sure your probiotic has a reuteri strain in it.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Did you do the boric acid 2x a day for 2 weeks?
Thank you for your VERY informative post. I have been apprehensive about trying this method. Have all I need and I'm starting tonight!!
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!
I ordered mine through BoriCap. Just got them today and praying this will end my 6yr encounter with BV
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!
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
Just wanted to say Hi Robin and ask if you've seen Dr. Sob** in Detroit. Thus far he is the best BV Specialist in the Metro area located in the Medical Center/Downtown Detroit.
Thank you for sharing your info. My question is though, do you only insert the capsules on your period days and not on any of the days in between? I've heard of several different ways, but if that way worked for you, I'm hoping it will work for me too. Thanks again, Nora
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.
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!
You need to make your own boric acid suppositories and also make sure you take a daily antifungal, like oregano leaf or olive leaf. I personally take the olive leaf capsules, 2 about 3-4 a day until you feel better down there. I hope this helps.
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!
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.
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 there...it will level out the vaginal ph! Please give it a try I wish I would have known sooner.
Best of luck!
You are probably not taking correct species to cure the problem. Vaginal probiotic formulations usually include a few strains unique to the vaginal tract. If your body is absent of these essential strains then you have trouble on top of trouble. Now the source of the problem always begins in the intestines so work on fixing the gut and the rest will follow. A good one for the intestines is called primal defense.
Well idk where to start...I've suffered with this all through my teens and now in my twenties...I've been to the doctor countless number of times. I've had this infection about 20 times so far this year...my doctor recommended boric acid pills. I tried that and thought I found relief until I felt the discharge 2 days later. I've recently tried the acidophilus capsules and the folic acid, and I've been doing that for the last week and a half but I haven't seen any difference. BTW I've been take acidophilus pills by themselves well before I started the boric acid. So that was probably about 3 months ago I've started them. I've ran out of options because this keeps coming back..any suggestions ladies?
I made a promise to myself if I can get rid of this BV, I will post on here because usually I'm not a person to post but it started about a year ago when I was diagnosed with strep throat and after I took the antibiotics, I just started to get BV, yeast infections., all of it and I went through hell. My boyfriend broke up with me because of it, because he did not understand and finally I've tried everything in the book: hydrogen peroxide, vinegar bath, vinegar douche, sea salt, eating Garlic, taking probiotics.
I mean I spent all my money on probiotics but long story short is BORIC ACID. I was very skeptical about doing it but then I was like what could I possibly lose because I'll do anything right now so I went to the store and I bought boric acid, the one that says roach away or Roach Killer. I mean you could also buy the Pure One but I couldn't wait for that because you would have to order and then I already had some capsules at home.
Wo what I did I took whatever was inside those capsules out and replace them with the boric acid and every night I put it in my vagina using the little tube thing that u would get wHen u buy the monstat treatment . Let me tell you the first night was the biggest relief I've ever had and all my nights and I continue to do it for about a week and a half and it was gone and I haven't seen BV or yeast infection since and I could say it's been about 3 weeks now . So you guys try it, I'm telling you, you will not regret it, you will not.
I've been fighting with this thing for a year and this was the worst year of my entire life. Please try it. Now I'm just waiting on my period to see if it come back but just to be sure on the last night of my period I'm goin to insert a capsule. Try it plz everyone.
Robin, can you please let us know the brand of boric acid you ordered or at least where you ordered it from? Thanks so much!