I think I have confirmed that using boric acid suppositories is critical for me and my vulva. I skipped a day or two and can feel the burn already. The range of a healthy vagina is an acidic pH of 3.8 to 4.5. Boric acid is similar with a pH of 3.8 to 4.8, so it balances any variation in your vaginal acidity levels. Boric acid is often prescribed by doctors to improve vaginal health.
The dosing is a suppository capsule that you insert vaginally, 600 mg twice a day). During your period you insert only one a day. This can be compounded at a pharmacy with a doctor's prescription or purchased through the internet without a prescription.
- It is critical to cover your vulva with a thick ointment like petroleum jelly or, my favorite, Crisco. Otherwise, as the boric acid suppository capsule melts, you may feel vulvar burning.
- You will find some of the boric acid (a white grainy substance) from your previous dosing if you reach inside your vagina. That's okay, but again, it burns if it has contact with the vulva. If you have this happen, wash it off externally, put on some more petroleum jelly or Crisco, and then still do your next dosing.
- Boric acid is poisonous if ingested. Mine comes with a skull and bones on the label. Enough said.