Fungi or yeast can be found all over the human body, however, under certain conditions this fungi, in particular candida albicans can grow out of control when women get vaginal yeast infections. Some reasons women get vaginal yeast infections are the use of antibiotics because they kill off all the good bacteria and allow the yeast to grow unchecked, diabetes because it lowers the glycogen store in particular vaginal cells, and it can raise the sugar content and ph of the vagina, hormonal changes, and even something as simple as tight underwear that cause the vaginal area to be warm and moist, which is an environment that yeast love. Symptoms of vaginal yeast infections are itching, redness and a cottage cheese like discharge if left unchecked. Fortunately, there are home remedies that work to cure a vaginal yeast infection such as boric acid for example. Here is how to use boric acid for a yeast infection.


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Lay some craft paper down on a table. This will help to catch any boric acid powder that you may spill when filling your capsules. It will also help to prevent any winding up on a table or the floor where little hands and feet might accidentally pick it up.

Use the tip of your knife to fill your capsule with boric acid, or use a capsule filling machine. One capsule has approximately 600 mg of boric acid the required daily treatment for a vaginal yeast infection. Do not use more than one capsule a night because of excess irritation.

Close your capsule and be careful not to spill any of the boric acid.

Gather up the craft paper and any spilled boric acid and dispose of it in the trash.

Before going to bed each night, use your finger or an applicator that comes with anti-thrush treatments, and insert one capsule of boric acid vaginally. Do this for one week to eradicate a yeast infection. Make sure you wear a panty liner to bed because there will be some discharge. Also be aware there may be some burning and irritation associated with using boric acid vaginally.

Tips

  • Consider using paper with a sharp crease to put the boric acid into your capsule instead of a knife.

    Make all your boric capsules up at once, that way you’ll have them and can just insert them.