Boric acid is an odorless, natural chemical compound derived from boron (hydrogen borate). It has mild antibacterial and antifungal properties. For generations, people have used it as a traditional home remedy for health conditions like bacterial vaginosis and candidiasis.
Can boric acid cure yeast infection?
Boric acid for vaginal odor occurs when your vagina’s balance of bacteria gets disrupted and your lactobacilli are replaced by harmful bacteria. These bad bacteria can cause itching, fishy odor, and discharge.
There are many things that can cause this, including your period, antibiotics, and over-washing. These can lead to an imbalance of bacteria, causing itching, odors, and a thick discharge.
One natural method of treating BV is with boric acid, which has antifungal and antibacterial properties that can help to restore the healthy vaginal flora and maintain your vagina’s normal pH. It also helps to prevent the growth of bad vaginal bacteria and fungi that can lead to a variety of other health problems, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV.
The best way to use boric acid for BV is by inserting a suppository. These capsules are easy to use and can be inserted into the vagina at night.
Some people may be allergic to boric acid, so consult with your doctor before taking this medication orally. It can also be toxic to fetuses and small children, so pregnant women should not take boric acid, either.
Alternatively, a gynecologist-invented product called NeuEve has been shown to eliminate vaginal odor and promote overall vaginal health. It uses vitamins and essential oils to naturally rebalance your vaginal pH and break the cycle of bad odor.