You can use boric acid suppositories on your period, although you should not use tampons while taking them. This is because tampons may absorb some of the medication, which could make the infection worse.
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This medication is used to treat yeast infections (candidiasis) and other vaginal bacterial infections that are hard to get rid of with other treatments, says Kecia Gaither, MD, an ob-gyn in New York City. It is also used to help restore the normal vaginal pH level that helps protect against infection, she adds.
Can you use boric acid suppositories on your period? Yeast infections are caused by fungi C. albicans and C. glabrata, which are also found in other parts of the body.
When these fungi grow in the vagina, they produce yeast, which can cause itching and irritation. Boric acid suppositories kill these fungi and reduce their growth.
These suppositories are available as capsules or suppositories that you insert in your vagina. The suppositories thaw out once you heat them with your body temperature, which makes it easier to use them.
They are safe to use for women of all ages, but they should not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a history of liver or kidney disease, since they can harm the developing fetus.
It is also important to follow the instructions on the product label carefully and complete the full course of treatment. If you don’t, the infection will likely return soon.