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Boric Acid Capsules

My OBGYN suggested I use Boric Acid capsules. I never heard of it before. I read that is used as a pesticide for incects, like cockroaches! I am wondering if my OBGYN is crazy? Why would I used this on me? Or is this a common practice? I know my question may sound strange but she seemed very serious. Something about this really concerns me. Thanks!

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:48 AM on Nov. 4, 2008 in Health

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  • I used boric acid capsules many years ago for a really persistent yeast infection problem. It's not crazy. It's sort of an old home remedy. When used as a vaginal insert, it changes the pH in the vagina making it a less hospitable environment for yeast. It is not without potential side-effects, though, so do some research on your own before trying this route.
    BlueFrogMama

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 9:53 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • Thanks, I was very scared when I read it is used to kill bugs.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 AM on Nov. 4, 2008