Using boric acid for yeast infection as boric acid suppositories has been a controversial remedy for vaginal infections and yeast infection treatment. The big concern with boric acid has always been the potential side effects and toxicity of boric acid. Boric acid is classified as a dangerous poison that can cause serious even fatal health risks.
Furthermore, using boric acid for yeast infection doesn’t address the root cause of the infection, as in most cases of vaginal yeast infections; the root cause is in the gut and not in the vagina. The root cause may vary from one person to another, and as such as the needed yeast infection treatment can be completely different. This is a very common problem where only the yeast infection symptoms are treated. As a result, the yeast infection symptoms keep coming back and in many cases become worse as the untreated yeast overgrowth continues to spread and evolve.
This expert’s guide summarizes the latest information on using boric acid for yeast infections. We looked into published medical studies as well as the thousands of boric acid suppositories reviews we gathered over our many years of practice.
Using boric acid suppositories for yeast infections is based on boric acid antifungal and antimicrobial properties. In lab setting, boric acid was shown to interfere with the development of candida biofilm and hyphal transformation. Human studies suggested that using boric acid for yeast infections in women was effective for cases of recurrent vaginal yeast infections (vulvovaginal candidiasis) by a non-albicans candida species or candida strains that are resistant to standard antifungal medicine such as azole.
Based on our many years of practice, working with thousands of different cases of vaginal yeast infections, we believe that using boric acid for yeast infection is very risky, unsafe, and can cause many serious side effects. This aligns with many published medical reviews who also concluded that boric acid should not be considered as first-line treatment for vaginal yeast infections due to candida albicans as more safe, effective, and shorter duration treatment are available.
Furthermore, using boric acid for yeast infection doesn’t treat the root cause of the infections. This is one of the main reasons why so many women experience recurrent yeast infections after they stopped to use boric acid. A similar observation was suggested in one study that found that boric acid effectiveness for vaginal infection ends with the suspension of using boric acid for yeast infection.