How to Use Boric Acid for Yeast Infection : 10 DIY methods

Boric acid is one of the most commonly used natural remedies for yeast infection for two reasons : safe use and effective results. Just how do we use boric acid for yeast infection so that we render maximum of its benefits in the simplest of the methods? We explore the reasons and the methods for the same. So go on and give it a read before you try out this simple remedy for yeast infection at home.

How do we get yeast infection?

Yeast infection is usually caused by a strain of fungus called as the Candida Albicans. Although this fungus is always present in our body, “the good bacteria” that is present in the gut and the rest of the body keeps it in control. Once this balance is lost, this fungus grows in huge numbers and infects various parts of the body causing – Vaginal yeast infection (the most common), yeast infection in the mouth, yeast infection in the gut, yeast infection on foot (Sometimes also called as Athlete’s foot).

Why is Boric acid used for yeast infection?

Boric acid is a mild acid that works as a great remedy for yeast infection due to these chemical properties of it that we have listed out here.

Anti-fungal  – It kills the fungus that causes and spreads the yeast infection being a natural anti-fungal in nature. This is one of the primary reasons why it heals the condition.

Cleansing agent – Boric acid is popularly used as a cleansing agent for its strong astringent properties. This makes it great for clearing up the infection and all the side effects that are caused as a result of it.

Anti-bacterial and disinfectant – It not only kills fungus but also other microbes that can spread the disease and the discomfort. It disinfects the whole infected area upon regular use.

Astringent – As a powerful astringent, it can remove not just the bacteria but also the redness and the itching that results due to the yeast infection.

Boric Acid for Yeast infection

How to Get Rid of Yeast Infection with Boric Acid ? (10 DIY methods)

Boric acid can be used in numerous ways for treating the yeast infection because of its ability to mix with many other substances. Here are 10 such methods to use Boric acid.

Boric acid suppositories

Suppositories are slow, sustained release capsules that are placed in the body parts where if an infection or any other problem occurs. In this case, we use suppositories for vaginal yeast infection. Here is how you make and use them.

  • It is possible that you can find boric acid suppositories in some drug stores and if that is the case all you have to do is place them in your vagina or any other part that you wish to use it and leave it over night.
  • If you can’t find readily made boric acid suppositories, you should make them.
  • Get some gelatin capsules from a drug store.
  • Make a solution of boric acid and place it/inject it into the capsules.
  • Now leave this capsule in your vagina over night.You will notice that the infection would reduce substantially by next morning.

Boric acid + coconut oil massage

Coconut oil can act as a carrier oil for pretty much any medication that we wish to use externally. Being anti-fungal in nature, it can also work against yeast infection, which is why we use it with boric acid in this case. This is how we can give ourselves a boric acid and coconut oil massage for yeast infection.

  • Take some coconut oil and heat it slightly.
  • When it is warm add a teaspoon or two of boric acid to it and stir it well until it dissolves.
  • With the help of a cotton ball, dab this oil mixture gently over the infected areas.
  • Massage it slightly for about 15 minutes and leave it on for a half an hour more.
  • Rinse it off with warm water after that.
  • Repeat this process every alternate day until the infection subsides.

Boric acid with baking soda

Boric acid and baking soda are both extremely powerful agents that work against the yeast infection causing fungus. Together, they can enhance their action further more. Also, one of them being an acidic substance and the other being alkaline, they can bring about a Ph balance at the infected area and cause more healing. Here is how to use them together.

  • Take a teaspoon of boric acid and the same amount of baking soda and mix them together with a spoon.
  • Add some water to this slowly such that no lumps are formed.
  • Mix them up such that they form a fine, uniform paste.
  • Apply it over the affected area with your fingers or with a brush.
  • Leave it on for about 15 minutes to half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.

Boric acid with apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is yet another highly effective anti-fungal agent that works very well against skin infections like the yeast infection. We use boric acid and apple cider vinegar together in this remedy where apple cider vinegar acts as a solvent. Both of them being acidic, we should be wary of any itching and other reactions and also not leave it on for more than 15 minutes. Here is how you use the two of them together.

  • Take some apple cider vinegar (3 to 4 teaspoons) into a bowl.
  • Add some boric acid to it.
  • Stir it gently such that there are no lumps formed and it dissolves completely into the vinegar.
  • Using a brush or with your fingers, apply this over the infected area.
  • Gently massage it and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off after that.
  • Repeat this remedy every alternate day for quick results against yeast infection.

Boric acid with tea tree oil

There are many essential oils that work against fungus and are hence great natural remedies for yeast infection. Tea tree oil which is especially healing in the case of yeast infection is one of them. We use tea tree oil with boric acid for quick healing in this simple procedure.

  • Take some tea tree oil ( a teaspoon).
  • Add boric acid to this and make sure it dissolves completely in it.
  • You can also use a carrier oil like coconut oil if you would like to use more of this remedy.
  • Apply this mixture over the affected area and leave it on for about 15 minutes to half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.

 

Boric acid with calendula leaves solution

Calendula is a herb that works well against yeast infection because of its anti-fungal as well as its healing properties. We mix it with boric acid in this simple home-made remedy for yeast infection that could work wonders for you because of both boric acid as well as calendula.

  • Take some water into a hot pot and bring it to boil.
  • Add calendula leaves and continue with the boiling until the water absorbs the essence of the leaves.
  • In this solution, add some boric acid and mix it well until it dissolves.
  • After it cools down, apply it gently over the affected areas and leave it on for 15 minutes to half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with water after the treatment.

Boric acid with chamomile tea

Chamomile is yet another herb that can be healing for skin infections for its anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. It can be used for yeast infections along with boric acid to cause easy and quick healing of the condition. Here is how we use them together.

  • Take some water into a hot pot and bring it to boil.
  • Add some dried chamomile leaves to this and continue boiling until the water absorbs the essence of the leaves.
  • Add some boric acid to this water and see to it that it dissolves completely.
  • Apply this on the infected areas and leave it on for a while and rinse it off.

Boric acid with oregano oil

Oregano oil is an essential oil that has great anti-fungal potency. Upon using it with boric acid, the duo can show an extended action on the infected areas healing yeast infection thoroughly. Here is how you make the mixture.

  • Take some oregano oil into a bowl and heat it slightly.
  • Add a teaspoon of boric acid to it and mix it well so that it becomes a fine paste.
  • Apply it over the affected areas and leave it on for about half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.
  • Using this every alternate day on the affected areas can cause quick healing.

Boric acid and basil water

A herb that is known for its anti-microbial properties is basil and is used as a popular remedy for yeast infections. We make a solution out of boric acid and basil water to use it for the affected areas in this simple procedure.

  • Take some hot water and bring it to boil.
  • Add basil leaves to this boiling water and boil it for some more time.
  • Once the water turns yellow, add some boric acid to it and see to it that it dissolves in it.
  • Cool it and use the solution on the affected areas by dipping a cotton ball in it and rubbing over the skin infected.
  • Use this solution once a day for a week until the skin heals from the condition.

Boric acid and aloe vera

Aloe vera gel has often been used for many skin ailments for its soothing and healing properties. Its anti-microbial nature makes it good for use against yeast infection. Used along with boric acid, it can also act as a carrier. Here is how you use the two of them together.

  • Take some aloe vera gel into a bowl.
  • Add boric acid to this and mix them well so that there are no lumps.
  • Apply this gel over the infected skin .
  • Leave it on for half an hour and rinse it off with warm water.
  • Using this every day until your skin gets healed can be a great way to heal yeast infection.

Precautions while using Boric acid for yeast infection:

While Boric acid is safe most of the time because of its mild nature, some precautions should be kept in mind before you use it for yeast infection on the skin.

  • Use Boric acid in a diluted form for safe and effective use against the skin so that any side-effects like irritation and itching cannot occur.
  • Make sure that the raw undiluted form of boric acid does not touch your eyes or any other sensitive parts of your skin.
  • If you notice that you have any increased irritation or redness upon using boric acid for skin, you should stop using it and consult a professional before you continue using it.
  • It should not be taken orally for healing internal yeast infection as it is poisonous upon consumption.
  • In the case of pregnant women, it is recommended that external as well as internal use is refrained for any possible side effects.
  • Borax, a rougher and harsher form of boric acid is not to be used instead of it for yeast infection in any form and can be harmful if you do.

Once the side effects are taken care of, boric acid can be a blessing for healing yeast infections for its ability to get rid of it quickly and effectively. The DIY remedies are definitely worth a try.

Sources :

  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21774671
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7282789
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1784796/
  • https://www.drugs.com/mtm/boric-acid-vaginal.html

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