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Boric Acid
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
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Description: Boric acid is a substance that's mainly used for the treatment of vaginal yeast infections. It is available in suppository or powder form. It has also been shown to shorten the duration of cold sores, when applied topically.


  • Cold sores
  • Vaginal yeast infections

Precautions: Boric acid should never be ingested internally, especially by children. It should also never be applied topically to the skin of infants and children. Do not use boric acid on open wounds.

Dosage: Boric acid suppositories are used intravaginally by inserting 1 to 2 capsules (300-500 mg each) nightly, for up to two weeks.


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