Boric acid can frequently be successfully used to treat a vaginal yeast infection; however, a significant minority of people will not be cured when they use it. Boric acid is not the best way to treat a yeast infection, as it can be poisonous. The natural medicine expert Sarah Summer warns people against using boric acid (we will discuss Sarah Summer later on in this article); as it is simply not wise to use when there exist so many other safer, and more effective, natural treatments. If you are desperate to find a cure for yeast infections, you may want to skip to the end of this article, and read about Summer’s 12 hour natural cure. It works on even stubborn cases of Candidiasis.
What is Boric Acid?
Boric acid, and its sodium borate salts, are toxic chemicals that are commonly used as pesticides. These chemicals can occur naturally or be produced synthetically. Boric acid, and its sodium salts, at the atomic level, are simply other elements linked to boron in various ways. The toxicities of the various boron compounds are generally dependent upon how much boron they contain; the greater the boron, the more toxic the compound. There have been products registered with the United States government that contain boric acid since 1948. Generally, these products containing boric acid are used to kill insect pests, noxious plants, or pathogenic fungi.
Boric acid can be procured from many different retailers online. It can either be found in a crystalline form, or in a slightly unctuous (greasy or soapy feeling) white powder. It interferes with the reproduction of various fungi and molds; and, has been utilized to treat fungal infections like athlete's foot (tinea pedis), and yeast infections (Candidiasis). If you purchase boric acid, try and keep it stored at a temperature lower than 25°C (77°F).
Boric Acid Side Effects and Babies
If you are pregnant, you should avoid using boric acid for your yeast infection; as it can possibly poison the child in your womb. The U.S. National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus states, that mothers who use boric acid in their vagina during the first four months of pregnancy, cause nearly a 3 fold increase in the chances their baby will suffer birth defects. Consequently, in no way should you ever use any product containing boric acid if you are pregnant.
You should never use boric acid cleaning products in areas that infants frequently reside in; and, you should never use boric acid to treat any type of infection a baby has. According to Medline Plus, infant mortality from exposure to boric acid is very high; and, in the past when boric acid was used as a cleaning solution in nurseries, many babies developed boron poisoning as a result. A quote taken from a rather old study, published in the Canadian Medical Association journal [61.5 (1949): 447], states the following about boron and infant mortality:
The literature has been reviewed by Ross and Conway up to 1943, recording 20 fatalities from boric acid or borax, administered as an aqueous solution, ointment or powder, for a variety of conditions. Since that paper was published, six deaths have occurred. The present report adds six additional deaths due to boric acid which was administered orally as a 2.5% aqueous solution, in place of sterile water, in the preparation of the infants' formula.
Canadian Medical Association journal [61.5 (1949): 447]
If your baby has diaper rash, you should also never use boric acid, or any other product containing boron, to treat the diaper rash. It can have very serious health repercussions to your child if you put boric acid on their skin. Much of the dangers of boric acid are well understood to the scientific community; and, much of the scientific publications regarding boron poisoning are quite old. One study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal [108.6 (1973): 719], cautions parents to never use boric acid to treat diaper rash. An excerpt from the study states the following:
Now that boric acid is recognized as a weak antiseptic and a potent poison, it is not used clinically and most instances of borate poisoning are accidental, for example after accidental ingestion, sterilization of bottles in the nursery, and application of borate compounds to diaper rashes or other rashes. Goldbloom has reported a 55% mortality but in infancy the figure climbs to 70%.
Canadian Medical Association Journal [108.6 (1973): 719]
Side Effects of Boric Acid for Vaginal Candidiasis
Generally speaking, for women who are not pregnant, 600 mg vaginal suppositories of boric acid are generally safe. Side effects from using this amount of boric acid intravaginally are very rare. This is, only of course, if the vagina is not cut or has open wounds. Boric acid does not absorb into the bloodstream well when applied to the skin. And, the small amount of boric acid that does find its way into the bloodstream, has a half life of approximately 12 hours. Open cuts, however, are quite different.
Research that confirms this was published in the American journal of obstetrics and gynecology [141.2 (1981): 145-148]. The study reported that all women who used boric acid intravaginally had no negative side effects. Also, the amount of boron that was absorbed into the blood through the vagina was minimal. The half life of boron, that did enter the blood, was about 12 hours. The study used 600 mg of boric acid intravaginally. Therefore, you are likely not to see any side effects if you do not use more than the recommended vaginal dose of boric acid—which is 600 mg.
In the past, many people who had open wounds were treated by applying boric acid to the wound. Since the boric acid entered the bloodstream rapidly via the lacerations, many people developed boron poisoning. Boric acid has since been discontinued as a wound treatment due to its toxicity.
Taking Boron Pills Orally
Boron deficiency sometimes requires people to take small amounts of boron by ingesting pills. Boron poisoning can result if you ingest too much boron; or, if you come into contact with significant amounts of boron via products containing boric acid. According to MedlinePlus, the safe upper limits of boron you can orally take daily are as follows:
- 20 mg per day for adults and pregnant or breastfeeding women over 19 years of age.
- For adolescents 14 to 18 years of age and pregnant or breastfeeding women 14 to 18 years of age, the upper limit is 17 mg per day.
- For children 9 to 13 years old, the upper limit is 11 mg per day.
- Children 4 to 8 years old, the upper limit is 6 mg per day.
- Children 1 to 3 years old, the upper limit is 3 mg per day.
- A safe upper limit dosage has not been established for infants.
General Boric Acid Side Effects
If you come into contact with too much boric acid, you can suffer from boron poisoning. The primary symptoms of boric acid poisoning are a vivid red rash on the skin, diarrhea, and vomit that is blue-green in color. Other side effects of exposure to too much boric acid include the following:
- Developing a Fever.
- Not having any desire; an intense lack of motivation.
- Developing blisters on the skin.
- Having low blood pressure.
- Not having to urinate much or not urinating at all.
- Developing sloughing skin.
- Uncontrollable movements of facial muscles or limbs.
- Suddenly falling down.
- Entering into a coma.
- Developing convulsions.
- Feeling unusually tired.
Sarah Summer’s Safer, Natural 12 Hour Yeast Infection Cure
If you are considering using boric acid, it is possible that you are desperate and have tried many treatments to get rid of your yeast infection. You may also have been fighting recurrent yeast infections that never seem to stop. One woman, Sarah Summer, was also in this same position; fighting seemingly an endless battle with Candida. Fortunately, there is a way to permanently terminate your Candida problem using totally natural methods!
Sarah Summer was a woman who suffered from recurrent yeast infections. She often had to visit the doctor to get prescription drugs to fight her vaginal Candidiasis. Despite her use of many different products, they all simply addressed the symptoms and not the root causes of her infection. This cycle of recurrence and treatment would go on for some time; until, one day she developed a particularly vicious yeast infection.
When she went to her doctor, she was told that this time her yeast infection was different. The yeast had grown hyphae (long tube-like tendrils) into her skin and had become a mold insider her body. Summer’s physician told her that not only was this type of infection difficult to treat, it was impossible to cure.
With the prospect of having to fight for the rest of her life with Candida yeast, Summer decided to investigate her problem personally. Sarah’s husband Robert also started working with her to better understand this problem. The two spent many hours researching yeast infections; Summer says she practically “lived” at the medical library. They tried almost everything they found that said it could help. After over a year of study and testing, the Summers discovered how to finally get rid of yeast problems for good.
The key to Sarah’s new treatment was that it dealt with the root causes of yeast infections. Unlike treatments that merely address symptoms, Summer’s treatment did more. Once the root causes of yeast infections were addressed, Sarah was totally free from Candida and back to feeling great again. And, Summer did it by using all natural, safe methods. A big improvement from using a toxic substance like boric acid. In fact, Summer cautions people desperate enough to try boric acid against using this toxic substance.
Summer’s remedy was so efficacious it totally cured a yeast infection in 12 hours. The people she shared this method with related that their yeast problem was gone in no more than half a day.
Sarah desired to let others know about her cure and so published a book detailing how to get rid of yeast infections naturally. Her book is published electronically and can be downloaded immediately. Summer also offers an 8 week 100% money back guarantee for anyone who might be skeptical of her findings. If, for any reason, you feel her book was not satisfactory, you can get your money back promptly.
Summer’s book is published by a subsidiary of the large U.S. based company Keynetics Incorporated. Keynetics has been serving people for a long time, and has a proven track record of excellence. People from around the world have used their services to get a wide variety of books and other digital products safely and expediently. You can also use PayPal to purchase Summer’s book for further security and ease. If you would like to know more about Sarah Summer and her book, you can check out Sarah Summer’s website.
- http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/boricgen.pdf — Boric acid fact sheet from Oregon State University
- https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002485.htm — MedlinePlus article on boric acid poisoning
- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1591800/ — Young, E. Gordon, R. P. Smith, and O. C. MacIntosh. "Boric acid as a poison: Report of six accidental deaths in infants." Canadian Medical Association journal 61.5 (1949): 447.
- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1941259/ — Gordon, A. S., J. S. Prichard, and M. H. Freedman. "Seizure disorders and anemia associated with chronic borax intoxication." Canadian Medical Association Journal 108.6 (1973): 719.
- https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/894.html — MedlinePlus article on boron; statistics on boric acid causing infant birth defects when used by pregnant mothers.
- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7282789 — Van Slyke, K. Keller, V. Pender Michel, and M. F. Rein. "Treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis with boric acid powder." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 141.2 (1981): 145-148.