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So ladies here’s a topic I never liked to think about and no one wants to talk about it but we’ve all been there: bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections are problems we sometimes live with. Before you make an embarrassing and expensive appointment with your doctor, I have something that can fix the problem safely at home:
I know, sounds scary, right? The truth is boric acid has natural homeopathic properties that help restore proper pH to the vagina to clear up yeast infections and BV that happen when your pH is too high or two low. Here’s what you should know about this at-home remedy for the discomfort and embarrassing odor you’re dealing with.
Why Vaginal pH Matters –
Your vagina needs a balanced pH to keep fungal and bacterial numbers in check. A normal vaginal pH is around 3.8 to 4.5 which is somewhat acidic. If the pH goes past 4.5, the vaginal environment becomes too alkaline. This allows bacteria to grow out of control and the result can be bacterial vaginosis or BV.
If the pH gets too low, it makes the vaginal environment too acidic. Candida albicans, a type of fungus that is naturally found in the GI tract, mouth, skin, and vagina, can grow out of control and cause a yeast infection. When bacteria or yeast grow out of control, they push your vaginal pH even further out of balance creating a vicious cycle.
Why You Should Avoid Antibiotics–
As women, we’re usually pretty used to taking antibiotics to treat problems like BV and UTIs. The problem is that while antibiotics can cure BV and bacterial UTIs, they can cause more problems than they solve. One of the most common causes of yeast infections? Taking antibiotics. When you take antibiotics, the bacteria protect ing the vagina can be destroyed. Antibiotics also alter the balance of bacteria in the vagina and change the vaginal pH. You may solve one problem only to create another: a painful yeast infection down the road.
If you’re like many women who have chronic vaginal infections, antibiotics aren’t doing you any favors. A large share of women who treat a yeast infection or BV with antibiotics have a recurrent infection within months. Taking antibiotics too often also contributes to antibiotic-resistant bacteria — a problem you definitely don’t want.
How Boric Acid Helps-
Boric acid is made from borax, an antiseptic that you may know for its insecticide properties. Yes, boric acid is used to kill insects around the house and it’s definitely not something you should consume but it’s perfectly healthy to use outside the body or as a suppository. Boric acid is a safe home remedy for curing even stubborn cases of bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections by bringing the vagina back into its natural, slightly acidic state. This stops the overproduction of yeast or bacteria. This isn’t like some natural remedies you may see recommended that don’t really do much to fix the problem. Research shows boric acid is 77-88% effective at treating bacterial vaginosis. If you don’t think that’s so great, consider the typical antibiotic used to treat BV which is just 70-80% effective and risks causing a yeast infection. Plus, many women who take antibiotics have a recurrence of the BV within months.Boric acid even works well against resistant strains of yeast that are unlikely to be knocked out by prescriptions alone. Even your gynecologist would likely recommend boric acid as an affordable and effective treatment with little risk at all.
To treat your BV or yeast infection at home, use the VeeFresh “VeeFresh boric acid suppositories” at night for one to two weeks. You can even use it as a preventative measure if you’re prone to vaginal infections. Boric acid suppositories can be inserted just like a tampon. Try to insert the suppository at the same time each night for best results. As long as you don’t touch boric acid to an open cut or wound or swallow it, you shouldn’t have to worry about side effects or any risks. Boric acid suppositories are the latest thing I can swear by to finally break the cycle of pH imbalance and the painful symptoms that come with it.
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