Homemade Boric Acid Suppositories

Homemade Boric Acid Suppositories

Have a vaginal infection like yeast infection or BV, and want to try alternative treatments instead?

Boric acid suppositories are a popular option among women for yeast infections and BV.

You can either choose to buy them or make them yourselves.

Homemade boric acid suppositories are not difficult to make and is a wallet friendly alternative for those who are not keen to buy ready made ones.

Research has suggested that boric acid is an effective fungicide, and some experts have recommended it as a supplement to standard treatment for recurring yeast infections.

Treatment Suggested As Follows

For standard uncomplicated yeast infection, insert one boric acid suppository vaginally before sleeping for a week.

For recurring yeast infection, Eschenbach (2008) recommends to perform insert one boric acid suppository vaginally before bedtime for two weeks, then reduce the frequency to twice a week for 6 months to a year.

Making Homemade Boric Acid Suppositories

Here’s how to make homemade boric acid suppositories for yeast infections.

Ingredients Required

  1. Pharmaceutical grade boric acid powder (for e.g Humco Holding Group boric acid power)
  2. Vegetable capsules size 00 (for e.g Now Foods Veg empty capsules)

A size 00 capsule should be able to hold about 600 mg of boric acid powder, which is the recommended dosage for yeast infection treatment.

To fill the capsules, you can either:

1. Go the fancy way – get a capsule filler

Or

2. Get a lab spatula (to scoop and fill the capsules)

Or

3. A clean dinner knife

Pro Tips

Always have a piece of clean paper on your work desk before you start filling up the capsules. It can be messy and the paper can catch any spillage when you start filling those capsules. You can also fold the paper afterwards to tip the powder into the capsules later.

As boric acid can cause skin irritation, be careful while handling. It is advisable to wear gloves while making the capsules.

If you have the capsule maker, just fill as per instructions. If you are using the lab spatula or a dinner knife, scoop and fill in each capsule carefully.

You can make all the capsules at one go, so that it is convenient for you to use during your treatment. Keep the capsules in a cool dry place.

How To Use Homemade Boric Acid Suppositories

To use the capsule, you can either use an applicator (the type that normally comes with tampons) or just use a clean finger to gently insert the capsule up into your vagina.

As it can be messy (because what goes in must come out- some discharge is common), it is recommended to insert them before you go to sleep. Put on a panty liner to avoid the mess.

In addition, some people do report having a slight burning sensation or irritation when using boric acid suppositories.

Always only use one suppository at one time, and do not use more than one capsule per night.  

Safety Precaution

Do NOT ingest the pills orally.

Boric acid is toxic and when sufficient amounts are absorbed, it may lead to acute organ failures such as kidney damage, circulatory system failure or even death.

Make sure you do not have broken skin that can come into contact with the powder.

Avoid boric acid capsules at all cost if pregnant.

Afterword

Homemade boric acid can be a great alternative that you can explore to treat vaginal infections like yeast infections or BV. It is relatively easy to make, and easy on the pocket.

However, If you find homemade boric acid suppositories intimidating for you, but would still like to try out boric acid suppositories, you may wish to buy them online to try them out first.

pH-D feminine health support boric acid suppository is very popular among women and you can read more about its review here.

So have you tried making boric acid suppositories at home?

What was your experience like? Let us know. 🙂 

 

References:

  1. Eckert LO, Lentz GM (2012). Infections of the lower and upper genital tracts: Vulva, vagina, cervix, toxic shock syndromes, endometriosis, and salpingitis. In GM Lentz et al., eds., Comprehensive Gynecology, 6th ed., pp. 519-559. Philadelphia: Mosby.

  2. Prutting, S M, and J D Cerveny. “Boric Acid Vaginal Suppositories: A Brief Review.” Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology 6.4 (1998): 191–194. PMC.

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