How fast does boric acid work for a yeast infection?
How fast does boric acid work is a safe and effective treatment for mild yeast infections that don’t respond to over-the-counter medications. You should start to notice improvement in your symptoms within a couple of days of starting treatment.
Yeast and bacterial vaginosis are caused by changes in the balance of the “good” bacteria in your vagina. When those healthy bacteria are disturbed, symptoms like itching, burning, and discharge may occur. Antibiotics usually clear BV, but if you have recurrent or severe symptoms that don’t respond to over-the-counter medicines, consult with your healthcare professional.
Dose for Yeast Infection: 1.25 to 3.5 mg per day, depending on your age and medical condition.
Boric acid suppositories are usually inserted into the vagina every night at bedtime for up to 2 weeks, depending on your condition and the severity of the infection. It is important to follow the instructions for use and avoid side effects.
Can I take boric acid for recurrent yeast infections
Recurrent yeast infections can happen when you have a sensitivity to antifungal medication or the yeast that causes your infection has resistance to the drug. These infections also can occur after surgery, pregnancy or other vulvovaginal conditions.
Women with recurrent or severe yeast infections should consult with their OB-GYN to see what type of treatment is right for them. If they’re prescribed boric acid suppositories, the treatment should be followed closely and stopped when the symptoms are gone.