How to Insert a Boric Acid Supppository
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how to insert a boric acid suppository

How to insert a boric acid suppository you’re taking a boric acid suppository, you’ll want to know how to insert it properly. This is especially important if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

1. You’ll need to wash your hands and the outside of your vagina before you insert a suppository, then lie down on your back and gently bend your knees with your legs slightly apart (if that’s more comfortable for you). 2. Use an applicator or your finger to gently push the suppository as far up into your vagina as it will comfortably go.

3. You may need to wait several minutes for the suppository to dissolve, so make sure you’re not doing anything else while you wait.

4. You may need to use a pad or other absorbent product on your vagina for a while after you’ve inserted the suppository to help keep it from leaking back out.

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Safely and Effectively Insert a Boric Acid Suppository

5. You should stop using this medicine and talk with your provider if you experience rectal bleeding, blistering, pain, burning, itching, or other sign of irritation not present before you started using this medicine.

6. Don’t take this medicine if you’re taking a blood thinner called warfarin (Coumadin). It might make your symptoms worse or cause bleeding.

7. Don’t give this medication to a child or other person younger than 12 years old.

A boric acid suppository is used to treat yeast infections and other vaginal problems like bacterial vaginosis (BV) or some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It is safe and effective. But it is important to consult with your healthcare provider first to confirm that you have a yeast infection before you start treatment.