A common vaginal infection is bacterial vaginosis (BV). It usually causes itching, burning, and discharge that looks like cottage cheese. Antibiotics are the first line of treatment for BV, but they don’t always get rid of it completely.
What does boric acid discharge look like?
The most effective way to treat boric acid discharge is to use antibiotics together with boric acid. Boric acid is a homeopathic substance that can help balance your vaginal pH and prevent BV from coming back.
When your vaginal pH is out of balance, you can have more problems with vaginal infections and yeast infections, says Dr. Elizabeth Boskey, PhD, MPH, CHES.
Your body naturally maintains a healthy vaginal pH, which helps reduce the growth of pathogens. But when your pH is out of whack, it can be harder for you to keep it that way.
If you have a chronic infection, your doctor may recommend boric acid suppositories to help you maintain your health. The suppositories come in capsules that are intended to be inserted intravaginally (right into your vagina) instead of taken orally, and they work by maintaining your healthy vaginal pH.
The suppositories take only a few minutes to dissolve in your vagina. After that, you can start to notice an improvement in your symptoms within a day or two.
You should not use boric acid suppositories when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. It also shouldn’t be used for sex, as it can harm the developing fetus and can irritate the lining of your vagina.