Boric acid bv treatment is a natural homeopathic remedy that can help to restore the balance of healthy bacteria in the vagina. This helps to reduce the symptoms of BV, such as itching and burning, as well as decrease the chance of recurrence.
When should you not use boric acid?
It is a safe and effective way to treat vaginal yeast infections, especially for those who have not responded to antibiotic treatment.
In fact, boric acid suppositories have been shown to be just as effective as antibiotics in curing BV and yeast infections.
A new study is investigating whether a 10-day treatment with boric acid suppositories is a non-inferior option to metronidazole in treating bacterial vaginosis (BV). The primary outcome measure is a change in a woman’s “Nugent score” — a symptom of BV that measures how well the infection is responding to treatment — after a 10-day treatment.
Women who are 16 to 50 years of age and have a symptom of BV are eligible for this study. They will be referred to one of the participating family practice clinics and will be offered the opportunity to participate in the study.
Participants will be given the following information prior to enrollment: This study is intended to evaluate the effectiveness of a 10-day treatment with boric acid to cure BV compared with a 10-day treatment with metronidazole as a treatment for BV. This will be based on the change in Nugent score from baseline to day 17.
The use of boric acid suppositories for treating BV is not currently considered routine, but it may be an appropriate option when standard yeast and trichomoniasis treatments have failed. Additionally, it can be used as a preventative therapy for preventing BV and recurrent bacterial vaginal yeast infections.