My period is about to start – should I wait to try a boric acid BV treatment?

Boric acid is a white, crystalline chemical substance that possesses antifungal and antiviral properties that has been linked to treating bacterial vaginosis and vaginal yeast infection. Since you don’t need a prescription to get a hold of boric acid, you can purchase pre-made capsules or make your own boric acid suppositories.

Using boric acid capsules as a vaginal suppository is safe, but it is toxic to swallow the acid [8]. Using boric acid treatments for BV is not safe for pregnant women. For best results, it is recommended to refrain from using the vaginal inserts while you are on your period. It is best to wait until the end of the menstrual cycle, or when menstrual flow is very light and about to end.

[8] http://women.webmd.com/boric-acid-for-vaginal-yeast-infection

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